Guideline 4 - Facilitate Information Sharing Between Executive Departments and Agencies and Foreign Partners   [open pdf - 32KB]

"In a 'Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies' dated December 16, 2005, the President directed that the Secretary of State, in coordination with the Secretaries of Defense, the Treasury, Commerce, and Homeland Security, the Attorney General, and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) 'review existing authorities and submit to the President for approval, through the APHS‐CT [Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism] and the APNSA [Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs], recommendations for appropriate legislative, administrative, and policy changes to facilitate the sharing of terrorism information with foreign governments and allies, except for those activities conducted pursuant to sections 102A(k), 104A(f), and 119(f)(1)(E) of the National Security Act of 1947.' In anticipation of this Presidential directive, the Department of State established the Foreign Government Information Sharing Working Group in late 2005. The Working Group met over the course of the next five months. In view of Executive Order 13388 and section 1016 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (PL 108‐458) (IRTPA), and as agreed with the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM‐ISE), this Working Group Report is being submitted through the Information Sharing Council (ISC). […]Given the Working Group's mandate, this Report assumes as its general context that terrorism information sharing is generally desirable and focuses primarily on how to facilitate information sharing within the relevant context while noting a number of the risks associated with information sharing between foreign partners and entities within and outside the U.S. Government."

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