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Homeland Security CIO Outlines Priorities

Steven Cooper says the most pressing issues for his department include information sharing, IT infrastructure integration, and data security. With 9/11 commission hearings, lingering tension over this month’s train bombings in Madrid, Spain, and threats of retaliation against Israel and its allies for the recent assassination of Hamas founder and leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin serving as the backdrop, Department of Homeland Security CIO Steven Cooper highlighted several priorities for his organization over the next 12 months and addressed the challenges he faces in meeting those objectives. The most pressing of these priorities are information sharing, IT infrastructure integration, and data security. “We are fighting a real war,” Cooper said Wednesday at the Federal Office Systems Expo in Washington. “There are people who want us dead. Speed is important.” Full Story

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