Non - Title 50 (NT - 50s) agencies

Not all ISE Federal partners have security or intelligence as their primary missions. Non-Title 50 (NT50) Departments and Agencies are those Federal departments and agencies whose primary missions are other than security, defense or intelligence as defined in Title 50.

NT50 ISE partners are important to the ISE terrorism-related information sharing while participating within their mission priorities. Programs related to national security such as defensive Counterintelligence, Insider Threat and cyber security programs are being implemented across the federal government. It is through these departmental programs the majority of ISE information sharing occurs for NT50s.

In addition, NT50s may have aspects of their mission that could impact national security and thus are important to be shared in the ISE. For example, global infectious disease reporting could be of national security concern if it has pandemic potential. Our globally mobile world could bring infected humans, animals or products to the U.S. n less than 12 hours. The recent USG Global Health Security Agenda addresses just this issue.

Foreign visitors (FV) programs are another area among NT50s that rises to level of ISE sharing. When FV activities of concern are shared appropriately between ISE partners' important trends or potential threats may come to light.

The ODNI has several active initiatives that enable information sharing between agencies of the U.S. Government, Non-Title 50 entities, and state, local, and tribal governments. A key technical innovation in these initiatives is the development of a "Common Trust Environment" which would put in place uniform identity management, information security standards, user authorization, and access control to promote common trust. Similar initiatives, such as privilege management control technologies and access control pilots, are being discussed as part of the Information Sharing Environment (ISE).

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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