Publication Date: July 1, 2004
Zoë Baird and Jim Barksdale comment that the persistence information isolation is a threat to national security and suggest the SHARE Network as a solution. Although SHARE was embraced by the 9/11 Commission, the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age argues that strong leadership in the form of a directive from the President is needed to successfully implement the network. The SHARE Network represents a “virtual reorganization” of government by fundamentally altering how information is used to facilitate better, faster decision-making at all levels of government. And when paired with clear guidelines to govern the system and effective oversight, the use of information technology can also be the best way to protect privacy and civil liberties.