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Information Sharing Environment, Information Sharing Environment: 2013 Annual Report to the Congress (2013) (full-text).

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This Report examines the extent to which the mandate for terrorism-related information sharing, as directed in Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA), is being implemented by federal departments and agencies that have stewardship over terrorism-related information; that operate systems within the Information Sharing Environment (ISE); or that otherwise participate in the ISE.

This Report assesses how agencies have fared against established performance measures and contains examples of progress toward information sharing goals specified in the IRTPA; Presidential guidelines and requirements; the 2007 National Strategy for Information Sharing; and most recently, the 2012 National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding (National Strategy), which outlines 16 priority objectives for implementation by ISE departments and agencies. These priority objectives are the foundation for the future of the Information Sharing Environment.

This Report acknowledges remaining gaps in effective information sharing and safeguarding as identified through the ISE performance management framework and the findings of the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The activities detailed herein are products of National Strategy implementation plans under the oversight of the ISA-IPC. While implementation planning and performance management are focused on the National Strategy and its associated priority objectives, GAO's High Risk List areas of concern are being addressed along with National Strategy implementation.

As in previous years, this Report includes the PM-ISE's reporting responsibilities associated with what was formerly known as the Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group (ITACG). Effective April 2013, the ITACG was succeeded by the Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT).

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