A Dialogue on the New National Information Sharing Environment (ISE) Strategy

October 5, 2010 • 12:30 – 6:30 pm EDT

Building Beyond the Foundation

The Information Sharing Environment (ISE) was stood up as a direct result of the attacks of September 11, and designed to help facilitate the sharing of terrorism-related information among Federal, State, local and tribal governments; foreign partners; and the private sector.  In the five years since Congress directed the creation of the ISE, significant steps have been taken towards establishing a strong foundation for this work.


8:00-8:30 - Registration and Breakfast

8:30-9:45 - Keynote address by Kshemendra Paul, Program Manager, ISE on

"Crafting a New National Information Sharing Environment Strategy"

9:55-10:55 - Government roundtable on

“Opening the ISE Aperture to the Totality of Terrorism and Homeland Security Information Sharing”

Rick "Ozzie" Nelson, CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program

Russell E. Travers, National Counterterrorism Center
Kirit Amin, Department of State
R. Gil Kerlikowske, Office of National Drug Control Policy
Bart R. Johnson, Department of Homeland Security

The presentations will be followed by off-the-record panel discussions on technological, policy and legal/civil liberties challenges in information sharing.