Esri Is Platinum Sponsor of 2014 IJIS Institute National Symposium

IJIS Institute event will focus on Information sharing and safeguarding national standards

Ashburn, VA (November 6, 2013). The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission‐critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security—is pleased to announce that geographic information systems (GIS) industry leader Esri will be the Platinum Sponsor of the Institute’s signature annual event. The 2014 National Symposium is set for January 15-17, 2014 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

The National Symposium, which was formerly known as the ‘Industry Briefing’, has been renamed to be more inclusive of its new associates who represent over 230 government agencies, non-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education. The Symposium, the only annual conference that focuses on information sharing for the justice, public safety, and homeland security communities, will cast a spotlight on safeguarding national standards this year, as well. The tracks for this year’s Symposium sessions are: Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities; Cross-domain Regional and Statewide Information Sharing; Federation – Implementation and Trusted Information Sharing Environments; and, Secure Interoperability Surveillance Technologies.

Slated to present are: Denise O’Donnell, Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice; Kshemendra Paul, Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Kevin Plexico and Jeff Webster, Deltek; Major Dave Mulholland, U.S. Park Police; Doug Robinson, National Association of State CIOs; and, many other government and IT industry experts.

Scheduled sessions include panel sessions on recent IJIS Institute task force initiatives for Procurement Innovation and Emergency Communications. Other sessions will include a Federal CIO Panel, an update from the Bureau of Justice on their 2014 priorities, FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division Future Initiatives, and sessions on their N-DEx and Next Generation programs.

Steve Ambrosini, executive director of the IJIS Institute said, “The 2014 National Symposium promises to be another great meeting of the minds where industry and government collaborate on solving the pressing problems of enabling information sharing between jurisdictions and organizations. I am truly looking forward to this Symposium and urge anyone operating in our part of the information sharing industry to join us for this world-class event.”

For more information on the National Symposium; or, to register now – visit:


About the IJIS InstituteThe IJIS Institute unites the private and public sectors to improve mission-critical information sharing for those who protect and serve our communities. The IJIS Institute provides training, technical assistance, national scope issue management, and program management services to help government fully realize the power of information sharing. Founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with national headquarters on The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, the IJIS Institute has grown to nearly 320 member companies and individual associates from government, non-profit, and educational institutions from across the United States. For more information, visit our website at:; follow us on Twitter @ijisinstitute; read the IJIS Factor Blog; or, join us on LinkedIn at Justice and Public Safety Information Sharing.

About EsriSince 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including most U.S. federal agencies and national mapping agencies, more than 24,000 state and local governments, each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, all 50 U.S. state health departments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at

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