ISOO's 40th Anniversary
On December 6, 2018, the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) celebrated its 40th anniversary with an event in the William E. McGowan Theater at the National Archives. ISOO’s celebration included a timeline of its history, a keynote address, a panel of information security experts, a tribute to long-time ISOO Director Steve Garfinkel, and a networking opportunity at the conclusion. Tom Blanton, Director of the National Security Archive, spoke of the need for the Government to minimize secrecy and increase transparency. Afterwards the panel, consisting of three former ISOO directors and the current director, provided perspectives on ISOO’s role and mission during their tenures, but also focused on their perspectives on modernizing information security and information sharing policies and practices in the digital age. The panel discussion underscored their ongoing commitment to the vision of a Government whose information is properly shared, protected, and managed to serve the national interest; and an informed American public that has trust in its Government.