Ten Years After 9/11: A Status Report on Information Sharing

Statement of Zoe Baird Budinger and Jeffrey H. Smith to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
October 12, 2011 | Speech, Testimony
Zoe Baird and Jeffrey H. Smith

On October 12, 2011, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs held a hearing titled, "Ten Years After 9/11: A Status Report on Information Sharing." Markle President Zoe Baird and Jeffrey H. Smith of the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age presented testimony on behalf of the Markle Task Force.

In the decade since the September 11 attacks, our government has responded to the threat of terrorism by transforming itself in important ways. Government officials work together in new ways, and information sharing has become a widely accepted goal. While we have accelerated a virtual reorganization in how the government works against terrorism, more is needed to protect civil liberties and to manage use of information. In our testimony, we offer further recommendations for improving information sharing and continuing the post-9/11 transformation.