Federal Prison Industries (commonly referred to as FPI or by its trade name UNICOR) is a wholly owned, subsidiary of the US Department of Justice established by Congress on June 23, 1934. Its mission is to employ and provide job skills training to the greatest practicable number of inmates confined within the Federal Bureau of Prisons; contribute to the safety and security of our Nation’s Federal correctional facilities by keeping inmates constructively occupied; produce market-priced quality goods and services for sale to the Federal Government; operate in a self-sustaining manner and to train the inmates in appropriate skills so that they can become law abiding, taxpaying citizens of the US after release from the prisons. The primary objective is to reduce the recidivism rate or a person’s relapse into criminal behavior.
One of the desired skill sets FPI is trying to provide is the ability for inmates to use Document Management and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) technologies. This presentation will discuss how FPI went about defining, designing and implementing a system where documents are redacted (to protect confidential data) electronically, processed and finally rejoined.
About our Speaker
Mr. Sharad B. Tilak has served as the Chief Information Officer at the US Department of Justice, Federal Prison Industries division for the past 13 years. Prior to joining the Government he was in private industry. Mr. Tilak started his career at the Ford Motor Company and held progressively responsible positions at ATO Chime, KODAK, Reckitt & Coleman, Playtex and Continental AG. Mr. Tilak received his Electrical Engineering degree at IIT, Bombay and his Industrial Engineering degree at the University of Wisconsin.
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