Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Information sharing to be part of performance review

Bob Brewin, Government Executive
SAN DIEGO -- If federal employees do not personally adopt a policy of sharing intelligence information, they may soon face a poor performance review, the government's top information-sharing czar warned Monday at an intelligence conference.

Thomas McNamara, program manager for the Information Sharing Environment, told an audience gathered at the annual Department of Defense Intelligence Information System Conference that a mandate to share information that the intelligence community follows should be extended governmentwide.

Actually it is more important to reward those who do share information and foster it within their agency than punish those who fail to do so. Let civil servants see that sharing information earns you a promotion and it will spread like wild fire.

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