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Responders need better info sharing

Despite two years of effort, formidable hurdles still affect information exchange between first responders at the local level, members of a panel told the Industry Advisory Council’s Executive Leadership Conference today. “The sector that’s the farthest along in information sharing is law enforcement,” said Steve Cooper, chief information officer at the Homeland Security Department. “The sector that appears to be the least well-integrated is public health. I think in a way it’s a victim of its own success.” Cooper, who led the panel discussion here, repeated the Bush administration’s call for an Interstate Communication Expressway project, in which federal government officials would build the infrastructure nationwide and then build offramps into local communities, who would be responsible for taking the system from there, an approach similar to that of the Interstate highway system. Full Story

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