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Information Resource Communities Policy

Information resources (data, applications and technology) are to be shared and managed across traditional organizational boundaries. Sharing across boundaries presents significant issues concerning privacy rights of subjects of government data that must be properly managed. Agencies have stewardship responsibilities for their information resources which shall be managed within information resource communities. Communities shall be organized around common business processes and customers. Agency IRM executives are responsible for ensuring participation in appropriate information resource communities to optimize the use of information resources across organizational boundaries. IRM executives are also responsible to assure that use of information resources is accomplished in compliance with statutory policies that affect information sharing.