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Sunday, April 06, 2008
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A new “Information Sharing Strategy” (PDF) from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence warns that traditional security practices that restrict disclosure of information have become counterproductive.

“The Intelligence Community’s ‘need to know’ culture, a necessity during the Cold War, is now a handicap that threatens our ability to uncover, respond, and protect against terrorism and other asymmetric threats,” the document declares.

The new Strategy defines information sharing goals and as well as near-term and long-term implementation objectives. Goals include uniform government-wide information policies, improved connectivity, and increased inter-agency collaboration.

Source: FAS Project on Government Secrecy

The document notes that in order to achieve their information sharing vision, the IC has "...  adopted a new information sharing model, which is depicted in Figure 1:"

DNI Information Sharing Model

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