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DHS tech execs to work on 9-11 suggestions

Information technology officials at the Homeland Security Department plan to examine how they can advance at least four of the 9-11 Commission’s recommendations. Technology plays a role in many items mentioned in the July 22 report, but DHS’ Office of the Chief Information Officer will have an especially important part in several efforts during the coming months, said Mark Emery, deputy CIO at the department. The first is the screening of visitors and immigrants across multiple entities. The commission recommended integrating how the federal government tracks people with the larger network for screening transportation and facilities. Developing the standards and architecture necessary to make that possible is something the CIO’s office can help shepherd departmentwide, Emery said. It will also require coordination with other agencies, such as the Energy and Transportation departments, he said Aug. 2 during the Western CIO Forum in Santa Fe, N.M.Full Story

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