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ONC Issues 2016 Interoperability Standards Catalog

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, or ONC, issued late last month its 2016 catalog of standards for interoperable health IT, which incorporates two rounds of public comments and recommendations made in response to the inaugural 2015 document.

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White House Engages Organizations in Global Cybersecurity Standards Development

The Obama administration issued a strategy late last month that it hopes will better position the United States government to support the development of international cybersecurity standards.

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Natl. Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office Exercise

The National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO) recently facilitated a three-day maritime information sharing exercise with 13 participating and supporting organizations in the Chesapeake Bay. The overarching objective was to achieve a more collaborative and effective vessel tracking and alerting services for maritime law enforcement agencies.

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Using Trustmarks to Enable More Agile Information Sharing and Access Agreements within the ISE

The Information Sharing Environment (ISE) is populated with a broad spectrum of agencies at all levels of government representing a diverse array of concerns that includes law enforcement, first responders, healthcare, and other services.

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Protecting Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties in the ISE

The protection of the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties (P/CRCL) of individuals is a core tenet, foundational element, and enabler of the ISE. In 2005, the Administration called for the development of a protection framework.

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ISAC Directors: Privacy Concerns Over Information Sharing are Misguided

Officials from private sector information sharing and analysis centers were lukewarm this week about new legislation designed to encourage the sharing of cyberthreat intelligence, saying privacy concerns about the bill were overblown, but so were claims it was a silver bullet for cybersecurity.

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Protecting the Internet of Things and Living in Smart Cities

Last week both the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security warned of risks associated with the emerging Internet of Things. The term IoT often refers to devices that are readable, recognizable, locatable, and controllable via the Internet. Gartner estimates there will be around 26 billion networked devices on the Internet of Things by 2020.

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ISE Reports Significant Progress in 2015 ISE Annual Report to Congress

The terrorism-related Information Sharing Environment is the central initiative to strengthen responsible information sharing across communities, agencies, and levels of government to implement goals set forth by President Obama in the 2012 National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding.

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DoD Memo Aims to Goose Data and IT Services Sharing through XML, APIs

In an effort to encourage the sharing of data, information and information technology services across the Defense Department, DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen issued a memo directing military departments, defense agencies and others to adopt standardized, machine-readable information exchange practices.

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