Date: Oct 12 2011 - October 12, 2011
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Venue: Dirken Senate Office Building, Room SD-342
On October 12, 2011, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs will hold a hearing titled, “Ten Years After 9/11: A Status Report on Information Sharing.” In response to the Committee’s request, Markle President Zoe Baird and Jeffrey H. Smith of the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age will present testimony on behalf of the Markle Task Force.
In the decade since the September 11 attacks, our government has responded to the threat of terrorism by transforming itself in important ways. Government officials work together in new ways, and information sharing has become a widely accepted goal. While we have accelerated a virtual reorganization in how the government works against terrorism, more is needed to protect civil liberties and to manage use of information. In our testimony, we offer further recommendations for improving information sharing and continuing the post-9/11 transformation.