Publication Date: July 30, 2009
The Markle Task Force’s most recent report found that, although we have made much progress, we are still vulnerable to attack because-as on 9/11-we are not able to connect the dots. At the same time, our civil liberties are at risk because we don’t have the government-wide policies in place to protect them as more powerful tools for intelligence collection and sharing information emerge.
The Markle Task Force offers recommendations to the Subcommittee regarding:
- Strong sustained leadership from within the Executive Office of the President and congressional oversight are needed to drive information sharing.
- All government information relevant to national security should be discoverable and accessible to authorized users while audited to ensure accountability.
- Enhanced government-wide privacy and civil liberties policies must be developed.