James L. Barksdale
- Partner and Co-founder, The Barksdale Group
- Co-chair, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age
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Enhancing national security and civil liberties
From 2002 to 2012, the Markle Task Force offered a broad vision and detailed recommendations on key policy and technology issues affecting the creation of a trusted information environment. Many were adopted by executive order and incorporated in federal legislation.
More than ten years later there has been a virtual reorganization of government, a new way of thinking that inspires reform in the way agencies, people, and technology collaborate and communicate. The Markle Task Force presented its findings to the Senate Homeland Security...
Since shortly after September 11, 2001, the Markle Task Force helped our nation move closer to the implementation of a trusted, government-wide information sharing environment, providing detailed recommendations on the key policy and technology issues affecting its implementation
The Lawfare blog provides daily coverage of legal developments and debates on national security. Developed with support from Markle, it is a go-to resource managed by key scholars and practitioners for the policy community.
Markle convened the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age in 2002 to determine how best to make information discoverable and accessible to the right officials at the right time to enable improved decision making with regard to major security threats against our nation while protecting traditional civil liberties.
Markle is committed to creating and advancing transformative strategies and scalable solutions to prepare the 21st century workforce and reinvigorate the American Dream. Rework America, the Markle Economic Future Initiative, aims to expand opportunities for employment and broaden ways for all Americans to learn and train for the opportunities of the connected age.
Seeking a digital transformation in health care, Markle Connecting for Health was convened to accelerate the use of health IT to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of health care. The group gave rise to the Blue Button health record download feature and developed a Common Framework for information sharing which informed the HITECH American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.