11/28/2007 - Getting government agencies to share security information means first identifying the networks involved. A congressional briefing by the Government Accountability Office identified nine agencies and 34 networks that support homeland security functions (two of these networks are still under development). The briefing outlines each network and gives examples of how they might work together for counterterrorism efforts.
11/27/2007 - A bill (S. 216) that would have established a Private Security Industry Task Force within the Department of Homeland Security was introduced but was not actively considered by lawmakers in this congressional session.
11/16/2007 - GAO auditors came up with a set of best practices that regional governmental bodies can adopt. They include making sure to have representation from diverse jurisdictions and stakeholders, developing strategic plans with quantifiable goals, and finding out how to take advantage of federal grants.