Thursday, October 19, 2006

Lawmakers Want Info Sharing at Borders

Key lawmakers want more information sharing at the nation's borders, GovExec reports:

Senior members of the House Homeland Security Committee are calling for more information sharing among federal, state and local law enforcers in order to improve border security.

Committee ranking Democrat Bennie Thompson of Mississippi on Wednesday asked the Government Accountability Office to review how information sharing is working among the federal government and law enforcers in border communities.

"The development of border intelligence based on information sharing among the state, local and tribal stakeholders from states along the borders would be a valuable tool to ensure resource allocation decisions are made based on a sound understanding of the risks posed," Thompson wrote to GAO.

This sounds good, but it begs the question: Why are we still making proposals to share information, more than five years after 9/11?

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