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States to share cyberterror data

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States will become better informed about terrorist threats under an agreement reached last week between the National Council of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) and the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC). The information will relate to physical threats, as well as cyber attacks.

The deal is a first step toward creating "a national model for two-way trusted exchange of information," NASCIO officials said in a statement. The eventual goal is develop an Information Sharing and Analysis Center for the states. Such centers already exist for the government to communicate with companies about threats to infrastructure and public utilities.

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