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Experts see room for information sharing advances

The deputy director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center said huge strides have been made in sharing data since Sept. 11, 2001, but warned that the issue is much more complicated than people realize. “Information sharing has become a bit of a bumper sticker,” said Russell Travers, deputy director for information sharing and knowledge development at TTIC. “Everyone supports it, but few understand its complexity.” The issue faces difficult technical, security, policy and legal challenges that may not be well known, Travers said during a July 13 hearing of the House Government Reform Committee’s Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census Subcommittee. Travers and other experts said information sharing across the federal, state and local governments has improved considerably, although there is still much room for improvement. Full Story

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