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White House Fact Sheet: Cybersecurity National Action Plan

From the beginning of his Administration, the President has made it clear that cybersecurity is one of the most important challenges we face as a Nation, and for more than seven years he has acted comprehensively to confront that challenge.

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DHS Cybersecurity Efforts Complement White House's Cybersecurity National Action Plan

On 9 February 2016 the White House announced the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), an important new initiative to bolster our Nation’s cybersecurity.

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Fusion Center Best Practices Include Information Sharing and Access Standards

As the capabilities of the National Network of Fusion Centers have expanded to accomplish our mission of enhancing public safety and preventing crime and terrorism, we have found that at the heart of this mission is the effective, efficient, ethical, lawful, and professional sharing of intelligence and information.

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Quickstart from NIEF – A Trust Framework for State and Local Law Enforcement

Law enforcement first responders are increasingly becoming our front line defense against terrorist activities. As such, information sharing between law enforcement agencies is becoming more important each day in the present threat environment.

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NIEM 3.2 EM Domain Schema Available

The NIEM EM Domain has uploaded the submitted version of the NIEM 3.2 EM Domain schema to the EM Collaboration Zone. This package contains revisions from the recent GTRI review and modifications associated with the formal release of NIEM 3.2. As always, we want to thank those members of the community that took the time to participate, review associated materials and provide comments. 

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President Obama Signs Cybersecurity Act of 2015 to Encourage Cybersecurity Information Sharing

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that contained the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 (the “Act”), a compromise bill based on competing cybersecurity information sharing bills that passed the House and Senate earlier this year. The Act creates a voluntary cybersecurity information sharing process designed to encourage public and private sector entities to share cyber threat information.1

Summary of Key Provisions

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Cybersecurity Top Concern for State CIOs

It should come as no surprise that cybersecurity is the top concern for state IT executives.

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Standards Are Crucial to Successful Open Data Policies

Data standards create a common structure that facilitates information sharing, inter-organizational cooperation and the ability to build on past successes — all important ingredients to driving data-smart innovation.

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Global Releases Two Reference Service Standards: Arrest Reporting and Disposition Reporting

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)—in response to recommendations from the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global), a Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) to the U.S.

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Year in Review and Future Activities - NIEM Emergency Management Domain

2015 was a productive year for both NIEM and the EM domain. As NIEM (the program) focused on developing and refining new utilities and processes to support all domains and adopters, the EM domain matured both in terms of community/member solidity and overall program contribution. 

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