Gates orders increased data sharing to protect families

Wednesday - 8/25/2010, 12:51pm EDT

In a bid to prevent attacks on military bases, such as last November's mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered a coordinated cyberspace counterintelligence policy to better identify military personnel who may pose a threat, Defense Systems reports. Scheduled to go into effect this month, the policy was based on recommendations made by an independent review panel that studied the shooting. Led by Togo West Jr., who headed the Veterans Affairs Department during the Clinton administration, the panel determined that security on military bases was weakened because the services do not have access to the National Crime Information Center or the Terrorist Threat Screening Database.

Read the final recommendations report on Ft. Hood.

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