"The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, confirmed that all Americans share responsibility for homeland security. Federal, State, local, tribal, private sector, and non-governmental entities and individual citizens across the Nation need to prepare together for major events that will exceed the capabilities of any single entity. The American structure of overlapping Federal, State, local, and tribal levels of governance provides unique opportunities and challenges. Opportunities arise from the flexibility to explore differences, based on unique roles and responsibilities, and share best practices across the Nation. Challenges arise from the need to develop interconnected and complementary national systems that respect those differences and balance flexibility with accountability."
Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)