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Testimony of Jeffrey H. Smith Submitted to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Publication Date: July 23, 2008

Jeffrey H. Smith, a member of the Markle Task Force on National Security, presents testimony regarding information sharing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs.

The Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age advocates the creation of a trusted information sharing environment. The Markle Task Force identifies the following requirements for achieving a trusted environment:

  • sustained leadership and strong oversight from all branches of government
  • clear policies, processes, and guidelines that facilitate collaboration and sharing of information while protecting civil liberties
  • technologies that facilitate sharing while protecting security and privacy


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