- Value  Partnerships
- Effective information sharing comes through strong partnerships among Federal, State, local, and tribal authorities, private
sector organizations, and our foreign partners and allies.
- Value  Awareness of Information Needs of Others
- Information acquired for one purpose, or under one set of authorities, might provide unique insights when combined, in accordance
with applicable law, with seemingly unrelated information from other sources, and therefore we must foster a culture of awareness
in which people at all levels of government remain cognizant of the functions and needs of others and use knowledge and information
from all sources to support counterterrorism efforts.
- Value  Counterterrorism Information Sharing
- Information sharing must be woven into all aspects of counterterrorism activity, including preventive and protective actions,
actionable responses, criminal and counterterrorism investigative activities, event preparedness, and response to and recovery
from catastrophic events.
- Value  Existing Capabilities, Authorities, and Responsibilities
- The procedures, processes, and systems that support information sharing must draw upon and integrate existing technical capabilities
and must respect established authorities and responsibilities.
- Value  State and Urban Fusion Centers
- State and major urban area fusion centers represent a valuable information sharing resource and should be incorporated into
the national information sharing framework, which will require that fusion centers achieve a baseline level of capability
to gather, process, share, and utilize information and operate in a manner that respects individuals’ privacy rights and other
legal rights protected by U.S. laws.