6 U.S. Code § 124a - Homeland security information sharing

(a) Information sharing
Consistent with section 485 of this title, the Secretary, acting through the Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, shall integrate the information and standardize the format of the products of the intelligence components of the Department containing homeland security information, terrorism information, weapons of mass destruction information, or national intelligence (as defined in section 3003(5) of title 50) except for any internal security protocols or personnel information of such intelligence components, or other administrative processes that are administered by any chief security officer of the Department.
(b) Information sharing and knowledge management officers
For each intelligence component of the Department, the Secretary shall designate an information sharing and knowledge management officer who shall report to the Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis regarding coordinating the different systems used in the Department to gather and disseminate homeland security information or national intelligence (as defined in section 3003(5) of title 50).
(c) State, local, and private-sector sources of information
(1) Establishment of business processes
The Secretary, acting through the Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis or the Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, as appropriate, shall—
(A) establish Department-wide procedures for the review and analysis of information provided by State, local, and tribal governments and the private sector;
(B) as appropriate, integrate such information into the information gathered by the Department and other departments and agencies of the Federal Government; and
(C) make available such information, as appropriate, within the Department and to other departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
(2) Feedback
The Secretary shall develop mechanisms to provide feedback regarding the analysis and utility of information provided by any entity of State, local, or tribal government or the private sector that provides such information to the Department.
(d) Training and evaluation of employees
(1) Training
The Secretary, acting through the Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis or the Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, as appropriate, shall provide to employees of the Department opportunities for training and education to develop an understanding of—
(A) the definitions of homeland security information and national intelligence (as defined in section 3003(5) of title 50); and
(B) how information available to such employees as part of their duties—
(i) might qualify as homeland security information or national intelligence; and
(ii) might be relevant to the Office of Intelligence and Analysis and the intelligence components of the Department.
(2) Evaluations
The Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis shall—
(A) on an ongoing basis, evaluate how employees of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis and the intelligence components of the Department are utilizing homeland security information or national intelligence, sharing information within the Department, as described in this subchapter, and participating in the information sharing environment established under section 485 of this title; and
(B) provide to the appropriate component heads regular reports regarding the evaluations under subparagraph (A).

Source

(Pub. L. 107–296, title II, § 204, as added Pub. L. 110–53, title V, § 501(a)(1),Aug. 3, 2007, 121 Stat. 307.)
References in Text

This subchapter, referred to in subsec. (d)(2)(A), was in the original “this title”, meaning title II of Pub. L. 107–296, Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2145, which enacted this subchapter, amended sections 1030, 2511, 2512, 2520, 2701 to 2703, and 3125 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, sections 3712 and 3722 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, and section 401a of Title 50, War and National Defense, and enacted provisions set out as a note under section 101 of this title and listed in a Provisions for Review, Promulgation, or Amendment of Federal Sentencing Guidelines Relating to Specific Offenses table set out under section 994 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure. For complete classification of title II to the Code, see Tables.
Receipt of Information From United States Secret Service

Pub. L. 110–53, title V, § 502(b),Aug. 3, 2007, 121 Stat. 311, provided that:
“(1) In general.—The Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis shall receive from the United States Secret Service homeland security information, terrorism information, weapons of mass destruction information (as these terms are defined in Section [sic] 1016 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (6 U.S.C. 485)), or national intelligence, as defined in Section [sic] 3(5) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401a (5)) [now 50 U.S.C. 3003(5)], as well as suspect information obtained in criminal investigations. The United States Secret Service shall cooperate with the Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis with respect to activities under sections 204 and 205 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 [6 U.S.C. 124a, 124b].
“(2) Savings clause.—Nothing in this Act [see Tables for classification] shall interfere with the operation of Section [sic] 3056(g) of Title 18, United States Code, or with the authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security or the Director of the United States Secret Service regarding the budget of the United States Secret Service.”

 

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