Publication Date: December 2003
Publisher: Brookings Institution; Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.); John and Mary R. Markle Foundation
Author(s): John and Mary R. Markle Foundation. National Security Task Force
Research Area: Human rights; Media, telecommunications, and information
Keywords: Terrorism; Information sharing; National Security and Information Technology; Decentralized network
Coverage: United States
Reaffirms the principles of the first Task Force report ("Protecting America's Freedom in the Information Age") and provides greater detail on the creation and implementation of a trusted information sharing network for homeland security. Offers recommendations on how the government should combine the resources of local, regional, state, and federal agencies as well as the private sector to create this network while preserving - or even enhancing -the privacy and civil liberties of American citizens.