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Department of Homeland Security Information Sharing and Safeguarding Strategy

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Date Published
January 2013
29 pages
This document from the Department of Homeland Security sets for the Department's information sharing and safeguarding strategy for the future.
This document was developed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to present information on DHS's information sharing and safeguarding direction and priorities for the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) for the coming years. The Homeland Security Enterprise is defined as "the collective efforts and shared responsibilities of federal, state, local, tribal, nongovernmental, and private-sector partners - as well as individuals, families, and communities - to maintain critical homeland security capabilities." The strategy outlined in this document outlines the roles and responsibilities of DHS which serves as the leader for the HSE. The goals and objectives of the strategy are set forth in detail in the document. These goals include 1) Share - provide all those who protect the Homeland with the policies, standards, and guidelines to institutionalize the efficient, effective, and appropriate sharing of information needed to accomplish DHS missions; 2) Safeguard - protect information and information systems and networks against unauthorized access, modification, disclosure, and use; 3) Manage and Govern Risk - provide the policies, metastandards, processes, and tools to efficiently and effectively identify and manage the risks associated with sharing and safeguarding classified, controlled unclassified, and other information which DHS has a responsibility to safeguard; and 4) Resource and Measure - ensure components and offices support and sustain the capacity and capability to share and safeguard mission-essential information throughout the HSE producing measurable results. Information is also presented on DHS's efforts to publish an implementation plan for this strategy. Figure, table, and appendix