Friday, March 09, 2007

DNI's New Info Sharing Steering Committee

The new Director of National Intelligence, Mike McConnell, is setting up a new Information Sharing Steering Committee. One piece of the story caught my attention:

The new body will be called the Information Sharing Steering Committee, (or ISSC), and it is intended to change the corporate philosophies of the 16 often competing U.S. intelligence agencies from their traditional "need to share" philosophy to a more open and cooperative "responsibility to provide" approach, the DNI's office said in a statement.
Five-and-a-half years after 9/11, they're setting up a new committee to change these agencies information-sharing "philosophies"? That was one of the major problems that the 9/11 Commission pointed out almost 3 years ago. Is this progress?

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