Wednesday, November 5, 2008

DHS and Open Source Intelligence

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is being criticized for not sharing "open intelligence" with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. A report (Adobe Acrobat PDF) released by the House Committee on Homeland Security is critical of DHS on how it shares this information. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 requires " . . . the Secretary of Homeland Security to make full and efficient use of open source information to develop and disseminate open source homeland security information products, and for other purposes." Read more on this topic at "Homeland Security lacking 'open source' intelligence", CNET News, September 12, 2008. Click here for more information about Homeland Security.

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