Information Sharing and Collaboration Policies within Government Agencies

  • Homa Atabakhsh
  • Catherine Larson
  • Tim Petersen
  • Chuck Violette
  • Hsinchun Chen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3073)


This paper describes the necessity for government agencies to share data as well as obstacles to overcome in order to achieve information sharing. We study two domains: law enforcement and disease informatics. Some of the ways in which we were able to overcome the obstacles, such as data security and privacy issues, are explained. We conclude by highlighting the lessons learned while working towards our goals.


West Nile Virus Public Health Official Public Health Agency Public Health Data Collaboration Policy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Homa Atabakhsh
    • 1
  • Catherine Larson
    • 1
  • Tim Petersen
    • 2
  • Chuck Violette
    • 2
  • Hsinchun Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management Information SystemsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Tucson Police DepartmentTucsonUSA

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