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Obama Releases National Strategy For Information Sharing 83

wiredmikey writes "President Obama on Wednesday released a national strategy designed to balance the sharing of information with those who need it to keep the country safe, while protecting the same data from those who would use it to cause harm. 'The National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding' outlines how the government will attempt to responsibly share and protect data that enhances national security and protects the American people. The national strategy will define how the federal government and its assorted departments and agencies share their data. Agencies can also share services and work towards data and network interoperability to be more efficient, the President said. The President aimed to address concerns over Privacy by noting, 'This strategy makes it clear that the individual privacy, civil rights and civil liberties of United States persons must be — and will be — protected.' The full document is available here in PDF format from the White House website."
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Obama Releases National Strategy For Information Sharing

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 20, 2012 @05:41AM (#42346029)

    The National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding' outlines how the government will attempt to responsibly share and protect data that enhances national security and protects the American people...The President aimed to address concerns over Privacy by noting, 'This strategy makes it clear that the individual privacy, civil rights and civil liberties of United States persons must be â" and will be â" protected.'

    Great. That means we will never need to use Wikileaks again because the government will from now on share information with its people, and protect human rights.

    This is a great sigh of relief to people like Julian Assange, Private Bradley Manning and those who respect their leadership and courage to share information about what their government is up to. Finally we get transparency in government while at the same time the average citizen will be free from unwarranted and ubiquitous surveillance.

    This almost seems to good to be true. It almost seems as if I'm dreaming. It doesn't seem real: A government we can trust.

  • Oh damn (Score:5, Funny)

    by vikingpower (768921) on Thursday December 20, 2012 @06:12AM (#42346121) Homepage Journal
    They are going to use MS Sharepoint, aren't they ?
  • by gmuslera (3436) on Thursday December 20, 2012 @07:03AM (#42346275) Homepage Journal
    Your information is our information, and my information is only mine, no matter where in the world you are.
  • by Vinegar Joe (998110) on Thursday December 20, 2012 @07:32AM (#42346383)

    Racist!

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