Alternate Title: Information Sharing Environment: Annual Report to the Congress 
"In December 2004, Congress passed and the President signed the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA). Section 1016 of IRTPA called for creation of the Information Sharing Environment (ISE); Section 1016 also established the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) with government-wide authority to plan, oversee, and manage the ISE. The Program Manager assists the President and government agencies in the development and operation of the ISE, and monitors and assesses its progress. The law also established an Information Sharing Council (ISC) to advise the President and the PM-ISE on the development of ISE policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards, and to ensure proper coordination among Federal departments and agencies (Agencies) participating in the ISE. To guide efforts to establish the ISE and implement the requirements of IRTPA, on December 16, 2005, President Bush issued a Memorandum to the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on the Guidelines and Requirements in Support of the Information Sharing Environment. This Memorandum delineated two requirements and five guidelines which prioritize efforts that the President believes are most critical to the development of the ISE and assigned responsibility to relevant Cabinet officials for resolving some of the more complicated issues associated with information sharing."
Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment: http://www.ise.gov/