Information Sharing Environment | WIKIPEDIA | MAY 10, 2017
Scope of the Information Sharing Environment
Role of the Office of the Program Manager for the ISE
What is the ISE | ISE.GOV
The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA) established the Office of the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) and granted it the authority to plan, oversee, and manage the Information Sharing Environment. PM-ISE is located within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Partner Engagement office. PM-ISE has government-wide authority granted by the Congress to serve as a trusted broker facilitating the development of a network-centric ISE by promoting standards and architecture, security and access, and associated privacy protections.
PM-ISE leverages information sharing capabilities to focus on terrorism-related information sharing, homeland security, and counter proliferation of weapons of mass destruction missions. As a change agent and advocate for sharing of best practices, PM-ISE uses several tools to initiate transformation across all levels of government to include:
- Providing information sharing subject matter expertise
- Facilitating automated sharing of terrorism-related information through the Information Sharing Council (chaired by the Program Manager)
- Working with national leadership via stakeholder engagement with mission partners
- Encouraging co-investment of seed capital with mission partners in priority early stage activities via Economy Act transactions to bridge the budgeting cycle and accelerate ISE progress
- Bringing together mission partners to identify and address common mission requirements and goals
PM-ISE develops initiatives in full partnership with mission owners. As business processes, supporting policies, and technical solutions are developed and deployed, PM-ISE assists partners to identify, promote, and spread best practices and, where possible, influence resource allocation decisions to ensure the institutionalization and potential reuse of mission partner capabilities. Seeding new initiatives or transforming existing capabilities is challenging, particularly when government funding constraints and long-lead times make budgeting for new initiatives difficult. PM-ISE has the ability to augment budgetary gaps that prevent an organization from achieving its goals of effective information sharing.
PM-ISE is unique in that it possesses the mandate and the necessary tools to empower, oversee, and advance the ISE. Thanks to our many successful partnerships, the ISE continues grow, making a significant contribution to the safety and security of the American people.
Thomas E. McNamara | WIKIPEDIA | APR 25, 2017
Following passage of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, President George W. Bush on March 15, 2006 appointed McNamara Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment reporting through the Director of National Intelligence to the President and the Congress.
Thomas E. McNamara | CARNEGIE COUNCIL | MAY 10, 2017
Ambassador Thomas E. (Ted) McNamara is a senior official in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
He is a career diplomat who has served eight Presidents over the past four decades. He originally retired from government service in 1998, after which he spent three years as the President and CEO of the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas in New York. Following the attacks of September 11th, 2001, Ambassador McNamara was asked to return to government service as the Senior Advisor for Counter Terrorism and Homeland Security at the Department of State until 2004.
During his government career he has held many senior positions in the Department of State and the National Security Council (NSC). In the 1980s he was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, NSC Director, and Ambassador to Colombia. Upon his return from Colombia in 1991 he served President George H.W. Bush as Special Assistant for National Security Affairs before returning to the State Department as Ambassador-at-Large for Counter Terrorism, and Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs. In 1998 he was appointed the Special Negotiator for Panama.
Most recently, Ambassador McNamara has been an Adjunct Professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Last Updated: January 15, 2008
Thomas E. McNamara | NNDB | MAY 10, 2017
AKA Thomas Edmund McNamara
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Colombia, 1988-91
Wife: Emma Julia Fonseca (two children)
US Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs (1994-98)
US National Security Council Director of Counterterrorism and Counternarcotics (past)
US Coordinator for Counterterrorism acting (1992-93)
US Ambassador to Colombia (1988-91)
US State Department Deputy Asst. Secy. for Politico-Military Affairs (1983-86)
American Academy of Diplomacy
Council on Foreign Relations
Council of the Americas President & CEO (past)
Information-sharing has to get priority focus | WASHINGTON POST | JAN 1, 2010
The partisan finger-pointing that followed last week’s attempted airplane bombing is the wrong response to governmental failures to share information. Since Congress enacted the recommendations of the Sept. 11 commission five years ago, administrations of both parties have worked to fundamentally change the way federal agencies and offices manage information. These efforts have received bipartisan support but have unfortunately been marked by limited success.
Kshemendra Paul | Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment