The White House released President Obama’s plan for how the federal government will responsibly share and safeguard information that enhances national security on Wednesday.
The strategy, “National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding,” is built off the 2010 National Security Strategy that called for more effective integration and implementation of policies, processes, standards and technologies that promote secure and responsible national security information sharing.
Wrote President Obama in the document’s introduction:
This National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding (Strategy) aims to strike the proper balance between sharing information with those who need it to keep our country safe and safeguarding it from those who would do us harm. While these two priorities—sharing and safeguarding—are often seen as mutually exclusive, in reality they are mutually reinforcing. This Strategy, therefore, emphasizes how strengthening the protection of classified and sensitive information can help to build confidence and trust so that such information can be shared with authorized users.