The Homeland Security Department and state and local governments must improve information sharing on potential terrorist threats, according to a new General Accounting Office report released today. Although the congressional auditors studied the government’s information-sharing operations before DHS was launched in January, GAO still said much work remained to strengthen information sharing to detect and prepare for a potential attack. “Overall, no level of government perceived the process as effective, particularly when sharing information with federal agencies,” the report said. “Information on threats, methods and techniques of terrorists is not routinely shared. And the information that is shared is not perceived as timely, accurate or relevant.” Full Story
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