Additional Resources

Additional Resources


Information interoperability is the ability to use and transfer information in a consistent and efficient manner across multiple organizations and IT systems to accomplish operational missions.

Project Interoperability is an information interoperability start-up guide that makes tools and resources available to government and the private sector for improving information interoperability.



On December 19, 2012, the President signed the National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding (NSISS), part of a policy continuum that includes:



The Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) is a cornerstone of counterterrorism information sharing. Jointly managed by FBI and DHS, the NSI enables law enforcement organizations to share ISE-SARs - suspicious activity reports which have been vetted and determined to have a potential nexus to terrorism.



What does the DARA do?


The DARA document articulates several goals:


In 2005, the President issued a memorandum on the Guidelines and Requirements in Support of the Information Sharing Environment which directed federal departments and agencies to recommend standardized Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) handling procedures for terrorism-related information.


HSIN Videos

Homeland Security Information Network users explain how the trusted network supports their homeland security mission operations to share sensitive but unclassified information.

ISE Training

Core Awareness Training provides an overview of the ISE and includes a significantly expanded discussion on privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties protections.


ISE mission partners at all levels of government work to put safeguards in place to ensure the protection of privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of citizens.