Citation[edit | edit source]

Government Accountability Office, Information Sharing: DHS Could Better Define How It Plans to Meet Its State and Local Mission and Improve Performance Accountability (GAO-11-223) (Dec. 16, 2010) (full-text).

Overview[edit | edit source]

Information sharing among federal, state, and local officials is crucial for preventing acts of terrorism on U.S. soil. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through its Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), has lead federal responsibility for such information sharing.

GAO was asked to assess (1) actions I&A has taken to enhance the usefulness of intelligence products it provides to state and local partners, (2) other services I&A provides to these partners, and (3) to what extent I&A has defined how it intends to share information with these partners.

This is a public version of a sensitive report that GAO issued in September 2010. Information DHS deemed sensitive has been redacted.

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