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Intelligence sharing is a daunting task, DHS finds

The Homeland Security Department is facing a daunting task in deploying the Homeland Security Data Network, said chief security officer Jack Johnson. HSDN is supposed to be at a level of security matching the Defense Department’s Secure IP Router Network by the end of the year, and will be used for disseminating classified intelligence throughout the department and to other agencies. “This is an unbelievable challenge,” Johnson said Thursday at a conference sponsored by SecurE-Biz.net in Washington. Despite the sensitive nature of the network and the data it will handle, much of the work has to be outsourced, Johnson said. “Quite frankly, DHS does not have the IT workforce to create this,” he said. Full Story

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