Last Friday, April 4, 2008, the Director of National Intelligence release the first ever United States Intelligence Community Information Sharing Strategy. The document outlines the compelling need to transform from a “need-to-know” to “responsibility-to-provide” culture as outlined in the 2005 National Intelligence Strategy and sets out a stategy and implementation agenda with goals, objectives and initiatives. Many of these initiatives mirror and incorporate those identified in the 2008 DNI 500 Day Plan for Integration and Collaboration.
The strategy aligns with other existing policy, law and recommendations to improve information sharing following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, such as the 2007 DNI Intelligence Community Policy Memorandum 2007-200-2 dealing with responsibility-to-provide; 2007 National Strategy for Information Sharing; 2007 DOD Information Sharing Strategy; 2007 DNI 100 Day Plan for Integration and Collaboration; 2005 Executive Order 13388; 2005 Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies; 2005 WMD Commission Report; 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act; and the 2004 9/11 Commission Report.
All of these documents contribute to a growing policy foundation for creating and sustaining a more collaborative intelligence commununity.