Tagged: information

HHS Launches System to Improve Disaster Preparedness

 Disasters can strike in an instant.  While impossible to prevent, preparation can decrease the amount of suffering and increase the ability to bounce back.  In light of this, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HSS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has launched a new...

Hot Off the Press: ‘Information Sharing Environment Annual Report to the Congress’ Now Available

On September 25, 2014, the Information Sharing Environment (ISE), released their “Annual Report to the Congress“. This report is an essential update on where U.S. people, projects, systems, and agencies are in the journey toward responsible information sharing in the interest of national security. This is the tenth annual report...

How Can We Make Cybersecurity Policy a Cybersecurity Reality? New Report Provides Fundamentals

In a world where many of us depend on information technology to get through the day–where computers play a role in transportation, healthcare, and banking–cybersecurity is vital to personal security. On a larger scale, it is vital to national security. Today, the National Academies Press released a prepublication copy of...

Big Data: Potential to Deliver ‘Perfect Personalization’ or Discrimination and Segregation

The “Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values” report from the 1st of May focuses on the impact of big data on the United States government, people, and inner workings. Big data is a technological phenomenon that gained momentum at the beginning of the “Internet of Things” epoch. Big data analytics is...

25 Years of the World Wide Web: Current Overview and Predictions for the Future

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web (the Web) by British computer scientist, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. On March 12, 1989, Berners-Lee wrote a proposal for an “information management” system that could be accessed and utilized by all, a concept that would eventually become the...

Police Intelligence Gathering Practices Threaten National Security and Civil Liberties: A Brennan Center for Justice Report

The Brennan Center’s newest report of the National Security and Local Police survey blows the whistle on local police information gathering and surveillance activities in the United States. The Brennan Center for Justice, a branch of New York University School of Law, concluded that “police intelligence gathering lacks standards, and...

What the Government Does With Americans’ Data

Early this week the Brennan Center for Justice released its newest report on the US government and data collection, entitled “What the Government Does with Americans’ Data.” The report consults five U.S. intelligence agencies to uncover what changes were made in information-collecting policy following the attacks of September 11, 2001...

ISE Releases 2013 Annual Report to Congress

The Information Sharing Environment (ISE) has released their 2013 Annual Report to the Congress. ISE tracks the progress of information sharing as it related to national security. This report, submitted to Congress on behalf of the President, “provides a transparent assessment of the progress and performance of the departments and...

OIG Report: DHS Must Do More to Meet Its Cybersecurity Responsibilities

The The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a report titled, DHS Can Take Actions to Address Its Additional Cybersecurity Responsibilities. The report “contains six recommendations aimed at addressing the National Protection and Programs Directorate’s [NPPD] cybersecurity responsibilities to improve the security...