The White House

The White House, or the Executive Office of the President, establishes Interagency Policy Committees (IPCs) on a variety of issues. These IPCs are the primary day-to-day forums for interagency coordination on particular issues. They provide policy analysis for consideration by senior committees and staff and ensure timely responses to decisions made by the President.

Information Sharing and Access Interagency Policy Committee (ISA IPC)

The White House created the ISA IPC in 2009 to assume the responsibilities of the Information Sharing Council (ISC) established by IRTPA. The ISA IPC's mission is to implement the White House's 2007 National Strategy for Information Sharing (48pp | 443kb | PDF), the 2012 National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding (24pp | 353kb | PDF), and to lead information sharing policy across the federal government.

The ISA IPC is co-chaired by the National Security Staff's Senior Director for Information Sharing Policy and the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment subcommittees and working groups that include federal, state, local, tribal and territorial mission owners as well as private sector partners. To ensure the candid and timely discussion of information sharing challenges that require policy action, the ISA IPC and its subsidiary groups are exempt from the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

The ISA IPC is guiding the implementation of each of the National Strategy's 16 priority objectives. Each priority objective is assigned a steward, or governance body responsible for directing, managing and monitoring implementation of the priority objective. Representatives from ISE agencies, our ISE mission partners, chair these governance bodies and help to formulate implementation plans for their assigned objective(s).

Privacy and Civil Liberties Subcommittee (P/CL)

This subcommittee is the successor to the ISE Privacy Guidelines Committee and serves to advise and support the ISA IPC by addressing the protection of privacy, civil rights and civil liberties in national security. The P/CL Sub‐Committee consists of senior privacy and civil liberties officials from all departments and agencies who are represented on the ISA IPC and is governed by an Executive Committee consisting of the senior privacy and civil liberties officials from ODNI, DHS, and DOJ.

Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Subcommittee

This subcommittee is the body responsible for providing the ISA IPC policy recommendations for gathering, analyzing, and sharing SAR information across levels of government, the private sector, and mission areas. The SAR Subcommittee's focus is on broader policies for SAR information sharing, as opposed to the National Suspicious Activity Report Initiative (NSI), which is focused on implementation of the standardized process for gathering, analyzing, and sharing terrorism-related SAR information.

Source: The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the DHS Privacy Office.
Last date page updated: 9/23/14 (CRCL)

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