Government information sharing efforts remain a mixed bag

The rollout of a new tool in 2017 has improved information sharing across the federal government, but other once-promising programs are withering on the vine, according to an audit released Dec. 19.

An unclassified joint report by Inspectors General from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, Commerce, Energy and Treasury found that sharing of cyber threat indicators and defensive measures has improved markedly over the last few years.

According to auditors, that’s in part due to the deployment of a new tool — the Intelligence Community Analysis and Signature Tool (ICOAST) — that has helped to increase the dissemination of threat intelligence to thousands of analysts at the top-secret level.

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Source: FCW