From the Assistant Attorney General: Increasing Information Sharing to Help Reduce Crime and Respond to Emergencies

Despite amazing technological advancements, too often our public safety agencies are still unable to share information easily and effectively with one another. This constitutes a major roadblock to providing proactive, coordinated responses to crime. Many examples purport to show how improved data sharing and analysis among law enforcement agencies could have led to apprehension of the terrorists involved in the events of September 11, 2001, thus averting the attacks.