IJIS Institute Publishes White Papers on Corrections Information Sharing and NIEM Internationalization Support

Papers explore corrections information sharing and NIEM globalization

Ashburn, VA (March 28, 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 the publication of two new white papers authored by IJIS Institute Advisory Committees: 1) Value of Corrections Information: Benefits to Justice and Public Safety, and 2) National Information Exchange Model 2.1 Internationalization Support Overview. The white papers were developed in coordination with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

The Corrections Advisory Committee white paper, Value of Corrections Information: Benefits to Justice and Public Safety, explores the major obstacles to information sharing within the corrections community. The white paper details how to leverage technology to enable vast amounts of real-time corrections domain information to be shared with the broader justice and public safety community. The principal contributors are: Kathy Gattin, Tetrus; Ashwini Jarral and Bob May of the IJIS Institute; and Chris Litton, Sierra Systems. Other contributors are: Stephanie Cassavaugh, IJIS Institute; Brian Day, Syscon Justice Systems; Mary Marcial, Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA); Carl Wicklund and Adam Matz of the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA); Leisa Rackelmann, Corrections Technology Association (CTA) / California Department of Corrections (CA DOC); and, Fred Roesel, Marquis Software Development.

Corrections Committee Chair Chris Litton said, “We trust this white paper will serve as a guide to planning future work that will improve information sharing among corrections, justice and public safety.”

The IJIS Technical Advisory Committee (I-TAC) white paper, National Information Exchange Model 2.1 Internationalization Support Overview, will be of particular interest to the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Technical Architecture Committee (NTAC) and NIEM Business Architecture Committee (NBAC) members as they plan for changes in upcoming releases of the specification. The I-TAC white paper provides a synopsis of NIEM’s current active approach to supporting internationalization and suggests some general software industry approaches to potentially improve upon the progressive work already completed. It also serves as a baseline impact assessment for international communities wishing to determine how to leverage NIEM in their data standardization projects.

I-TAC Committee Chair Joe Mierwa said, “As NIEM adoption continues to grow outside of the United States, we believe that highlighting the NIEMs internationalization capabilities will help practitioners to successfully use NIEM in a worldwide environment.” Mierwa further stated, “I want to recognize the principal contributor to the white paper, Joel Byford, Soos Creek Consulting, LLC, whose extensive knowledge of NIEM enabled us to deliver an outstanding white paper.”

Visit the IJIS Institute’s website to learn about the Advisory Committees. On the website, you can view and download copies of these and other IJIS Institute white papers and reference papers (ijis.org > Publications Reference Papers).


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 200 member and affiliate companies across the United States. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.ijis.org/; follow us on Twitter @ijisinstitute; read the IJIS Factor Blog; or, join us on LinkedIn at Justice and Public Safety Information Sharing.

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