- Information Sharing and Customer Outreach
United Statesgovernment's Information Sharing and Customer Outreach office or ISCO was one of five directorates within the office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). ISCO changed its name and function to Information Technology Policy, Plans, and Requirements (ITPR) in July 2007. Established by at least February 2006, [http://www.odni.gov/speeches/20060224_speech.htm General Meyerrose address to AFCEA, 24 FEB 2006] ] ISCO is led by the Deputy Associate Director of National Intelligence for Information Sharing and Customer Outreach, which is currently Mr. Richard A. Russell. [http://www.afcea.org/committees/smallbus/minutes/presentations/TechNet%20WV%20DNI%20Forecast%20to%20Industry%20for%20AFCEA%20%20S.%20Selwyn.ppt#261,6,ODNI ORG CHART] ] ISCO's information sharing and customer outreach responsibilities extend beyond the United States Intelligence Communityand cross the entire U.S. government.
George W. Bushissued Executive Order 13328 http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Executive_Order_13328] in February 2004 [ [http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/02/20040206-10.html White House Press release - 20 Feb 2004] ] which established a bi-partisancommission to advise him on ways to improve the intelligence capabilities of the United States. In June 2005, [ [http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/06/20050629-5.html White House Press release - 20 June, 2005] ] based on findings of the commission, the Director of National Intelligence was empowered to establish a CIO. Another recommendation of the commission which was endorsed by the President established a Program Manager Information Sharing Environmentfor implementing an Information Sharing Environment (ISE) under the Director of National Intelligence. The ISE is defined in Section 1016 of IRTPA 2004, which requires the President to establish an Information Sharing Environment (ISE) “for the sharing of terrorism information in a manner consistent with national security and with applicable legal standards relating to privacy and civil liberties” and the IRTPA defines the ISE to mean “an approach that facilitates the sharing of terrorism information.” Accordingly, ISCO was established at this time to support the PM ISE as a support Directorate within the ADNI CIO.
The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 was released on 25 May 2006. This recognized the DNI's Chief Information Officer in order to better reflect his legislative responsibilities [109th Congress, Report, Senate 109-259 dtd 25 May 2006] :
The ADNI CIO Directorates formed were: :* Intelligence Community Governance; :* Intelligence Community Enterprise Architecture; :* Information Sharing and Customer Outreach; :* Intelligence Community Information Technology Management; and :* Enterprise Services.
The Deputy Assistant Director for National Intelligence, DADNI for short, has established relations from the ISCO to various counter-parts in government and industry. Mr. Russell has spoken at several information sharing conferences and was a presenter at an ODNI sponsored Information Sharing Symposium, 21-24 August 2006. [ [http://www.ncsi.com/intelink06/plenary.shtml The DNI's Intelink and Information Sharing Conference and Technology Exposition - Dare to Share] ] Mr. Russell has championed the use of
Intellipediathroughout the Intelligence Community. ISCO has a distributed network of Customer Advocates throughout the Intelligence Community who work to identify and remove barriers to information sharing across the enterprise. U.S. government stakeholders and their partners in industry have begun to collaborate on the business of Information Sharing. [ [http://www.ichnet.org/Information%20Sharing%20June%2015%20Meeting%20Notes.ppt#723,4,Emerging IIS Stake Holders and Partners] ]
Why it was created
Homeland SecurityAct of 2002 and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Actof 2004 mandated that policies be implemented to require the sharing of information across the Intelligence Community.
"Vision": "A fully integrated DNI entity dedicated to improving information sharing throughout the National Intelligence Enterprise and beyond, to include those engaged in protecting and securing America, its assets, and its people." - DADNI for Information Sharing and Customer Outreach.
"Mission": ISCO shall identify, develop, advocate and support improvements in the information sharing capabilities of Intelligence Community assets with the support of the PM ISE [http://www.ise.gov/ISE ISE Official Site] ] , DHS, DOJ, DoD, and other intelligence collectors, producers, and consumers, to assure all intelligence information is available to those who need it, when they need it.
Areas of responsibilities of the ISCO are:
:* Identifying and responding to Intelligence Customer and DNI Needs:* Inter-departmental Intelligence Needs:* Outreach, Public Relations :* Performance Measurement:* Developing a National/State/Local/Sharing Strategy:* International Sharing:* Interfacing with the Program Managers
A primary function of the officers assigned to the ISCO is to provide customer advocacy for the Intelligence Community. These officers are part of a distributed network of Customer Advocates spread throughout the entire U.S. government. [http://www.dni.gov/speeches/20060420_speech.htm 1st Anniversary Speech] ISCO promotes and enforces the
National Information Exchange Modelor NIEM which sets forth a defined data standard for information sharing.
Chief Information Officer
Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Actof 2004 established the position of the Associate Director of National Intelligence and Chief Information Officer (ADNI CIO). The ADNI CIO is charged with directing and managing activities relating to information technology for the Intelligence Community and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
The ADNI CIO reports directly to the Director of National Intelligence and has four primary areas of responsibility:
*Manage activities relating to the information technology infrastructure and enterprise architecture of the Intelligence Community.
*Exercise procurement approval authority over all information technology items related to the enterprise architecture of all Intelligence Community components.
*Direct and manage all information technology-related procurement for the Intelligence Community.
*Ensure all expenditures for information technology and research and development activities are consistent with the Intelligence Community enterprise architecture and the strategy of the Director for such architecture.
The current CIO is Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose,Ret. [ [http://www.dni.gov/aboutODNI/bios/meyerrose_bio.htm Office of the Director of National Intelligence - biography article on Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose,Ret.] ]
Principal Deputy Associate Director of National Intelligence and Deputy Chief Information Officer
Ms. Michele R. Weslander served as the first Principal Deputy Associate Director of National Intelligence and Deputy Chief Information Officer in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence from 3 January 2006 until 1 July 2007. [ [http://www.federallyready.com/index.php?tg=articles&idx=Print&topics=34&article=765 SBINT Welcomes Ms. Michele Weslander, ODNI Deputy CIO-September 2006] ] Prior to her appointment to the Director of National Intelligence staff, Ms. Weslander served as the Deputy Technical Executive of the
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency(NGA). Her previous assignments at the NGA were as the Director of the Horizontal Integration Office, InnoVision Directorate; and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Officer for Multi-INT. She was appointed to the Senior Executive ranks in August 2002. [ [http://esenai.com/govITnews/2006/08/page/2/ Government IT News Blog » 2006 » August] ]
ODNI - Office of the Director of National Intelligence
ADNI - Assistant Director of National Intelligence
DADNI - Deputy Assistant Director of National Intelligence
ISCO - Information Sharing Customer Outreach
ISE - Information Sharing Environment
PM ISE - Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment
ICES - Intelligence Community Enterprise Services
IIS - Institute for Information Sharing
IAS - Inter-Agency Support
NIEM - National Information Exchange Model
ICEA - Intelligence Community Enterprise Architecture
ICITM - Intelligence Community Information Technology Management
Director of National Intelligence
Program Manager Information Sharing Environment
Information Sharing Council
National Information Exchange Model
* [http://www.odni.gov Office of the Director of National Intelligence Official Site]
* [http://www.ise.gov/ ISE Official Site]
* [http://www.ichnet.org/Institute%20for%20Information%20Sharing%20Charter%20v11. Institute for Information Sharing]
* [http://www.dotgovwatch.com/?/archives/24-How-to-Make-a-Wiki-Government.html The Future of Wikis in the Government]
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