Department of Homeland Security, The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Information Sharing Environment Privacy and Civil Liberties Protection Policy (DHS Privacy and Civil Liberties Policy Guidance Memorandum 2009-01) (June 5, 2009) (full-text).
The Federal Information Sharing Environment (ISE) is designed to facilitate the sharing of terrorism information and weapons of mass destruction information, and homeland security information (collectively, ‘terrorism-related information’) among all relevant entities through the combination of information sharing policies, procedures, and technologies. The ISE serves the imperatives of enhanced information sharing to combat terrorism and protecting information privacy in the course of increased information access and collaboration across and among ISE participants. The President’s Program Manager for the ISE issued the ISE Privacy Guidelines, which require relevant entities to have a written privacy protection policy that is at least as comprehensive as those guidelines. This document constitutes the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal ISE Privacy and Civil Liberties Protection Policy .