View the event recording.

The slide presentations are available at the bottom of this page.


The next generation of homeland security will rely on the fusion of information, people, and processes to create and maintain a higher level of readiness and response.

This online event, sponsored by the Government Innovators Network and the Leadership for a Networked World Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (KSG), harnessed insights from leading practitioners and Harvard faculty on the key strategies and tactics underpinning this new level of capability.

Participants had the opportunity to raise questions and interact with panelists as they addressed topics such as the role of networks in homeland security, the need for performance and IT standards, and the complexity of managing cross-jurisdiction, cross-organization, and public/private partnerships.



Information Sharing Environment - An approach - not a place or an information system - that facilitates the sharing of information relating to terrorism.

National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) - A Federal, State, Local and Tribal interagency initiative providing a foundation for seamless information exchange.

FBI - War on Terrorism

National Council on Readiness and Preparedness (NCORP) - A national gathering of elected officials, first responders, business and community leaders to promote the Ready America initiative and to advocate policy recommendations to help communities prepare to respond during the first 72 hours of crisis.

Gilmore Commission (or the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction), RAND National Security Research Division

Recent News Articles

FBI National Press Office. (2006). "FBI Announces Contract Award in Information Sharing Program."  Feb. 20 press release.

Perera, David. (2006). "Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom."  Feb. 14.

Harris, Shane (2006). "Expansion of local intelligence-sharing centers sparks controversy."  Feb. 13.

Related Topics