The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) hosts National Intelligence Director James Clapper to deliver the keynote address at " Information Sharing: Adapting and Improving an Expanded ISE" Thursday morning.
During his speech, Clapper discussed the important balance between protecting information and sharing it responsibly and securely. He also referenced Wikileaks, a site that has come under fire for leaking sensitive government documents, saying that the damage it caused has made his department rethink the way they do things.
Following his remarks, he took questions from the audience.
The Information Sharing Environment (ISE) was established through the 2004 passage of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, which aimed at improving the exchange of terrorism-related information across multiple U.S. security organizations. According to CSIS, while the ISE has facilitated "marked progress," the U.S. remains in need of expanded information sharing, the challenges and goals of which will be addressed in today's conference.
CSIS President and CEO John Hamre, also at the event, introduced Director Clapper. The CSIS is a bipartisan, nonprofit, international policy institution based in Washington, DC.