In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the United States began a historic transformation aimed at preventing future attacks by improving the ability to share terrorism-related information. Improved intelligence collection and analysis have helped paint a more complete picture of the threat, while enhanced information sharing has provided us a greater capacity for coordinated and integrated action.

Since September 11, significant laws have been enacted to enhance information sharing capabilities:

Building upon these organizational and institutional changes strengthen information sharing. The following actions specifically relate to the establishment of the Information Sharing Environment: