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Data sharing tops homeland security priorities

When it comes to homeland security, the top concern among ordinary Americans dovetails with that of first responders: improving information and data sharing across law enforcement, health and emergency agencies, according to a new report released today by the Council for Excellence in Government. The report, entitled “We the People: Homeland Security from the Citizens’ Perspective,” offers nearly 50 recommendations culled from town-hall dialogues in seven cities and counties nationwide. The report laid out several recommendations for information use and sharing, including creating “nothing less than a seamless national network where authorized public safety officials have appropriate access to voice, video and data communications” at a reliable and secure level. Full Story

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