Rep. Hurd Praises Senate Intro of Data-Sharing Bill

February 7, 2018
Press Release
'Barriers to information sharing still exist'

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the Senate introduction of the DHS Data Framework Act, companion legislation to the House bill introduced last year by U.S. Representative Will Hurd, Hurd released the following statement:

“Seventeen years have passed since 9/11, yet barriers to information sharing still exist, hindering law enforcement's ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time. DHS personnel should be able to share information quickly without compromising our nation’s secrets, and that’s why my colleagues on both sides of the aisle unanimously approved the DHS Data Framework Act in the House,” said Hurd, who served as an undercover officer in the CIA for almost a decade. “I applaud Senator Maggie Hassan for introducing the DHS Data Framework Act in the Senate and taking up this initiative to keep Americans safe.”

The DHS Data Framework Act codifies an effort at DHS to develop a data framework to incorporate all DHS component agency data related to homeland security, terrorist information, weapons of mass destruction, and national intelligence, into one system, thereby alleviating the current costly, cumbersome process of searching and vetting information against multiple databases with different log-ins, passwords, and legal restrictions.