Chairman Boehmer discusses how intelligence sharing efforts over recent years– supported by fundamental Global-supported resources (such as the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan and Fusion Center Guidelines: Law Enforcement Intelligence, Public Safety, and the Private Sector) have yielded unprecedented successes through partnerships of state, local, and tribal entities with Federal initiatives, with an emphasis reciprocal, "two-way sharing."
A Study in Global Success:
Advancing Intelligence Sharing Capabilities
GAC Chairman Robert Boehmer (RB)
GAC Vice Chairman Carl Wicklund (CW)
RB: Global’s efforts on the intelligence side is significant because I think their participation along with the other intelligence entities in the country have made great strides in improving the system throughout the country. The state and local input with the feds I think is unprecedented now. The development of a National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan, development of the fusion center network, the suspicious activity reporting, all those types of things, and we’re not necessarily talking about details in this, but those are significant accomplishments of Global over several years, not just the last couple of years. What is important in any kind of announcement is to talk about how that has worked so well: the input from state, local, tribal—back and forth between them and the federal entities involved in the intelligence community.
I: Absolutely, that two-way sharing has been stressed, and it hasn’t always been that way and I think it’s nice to think that Global’s efforts and the people on the Global intelligence-related groups have really helped engender that sense of two-way sharing. That’s wonderful. It’s a great point.
RB: I don’t think we mentioned the importance of the group involved with Global, not quite one of our standing committees, the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council, which is really cross-membership with Global committees.
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