NEC Corporation of America Joins IJIS Institute as Sustaining Member

Leading technology provider of strategic IT and communications solutions latest to join prestigious member class

Ashburn, VA (February 5, 2014). The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing and safeguarding for justice, public safety, and homeland security—announces that NEC Corporation of America has joined the Institute as a Sustaining Member.

An IJIS Institute Sustaining Membership is a highly visible and meaningful avenue for companies to express good corporate citizenship on a national level. This enhanced class of membership provides companies with an even more substantial avenue in which to support the IJIS Institute’s mission and its programs. In addition to providing significant financial support to the Institute’s programs, Sustaining Members lend expertise and partner with the IJIS Institute in special projects that further advance the mission and promote information sharing successes.

In return, Sustaining Members receive benefits in addition to those extended to the general membership of the IJIS Institute. These additional benefits include enhanced recognition on the Institute’s web site and in other promotional materials, expanded allowances for event attendance and participation, admission to invitation-only meetings with industry and government leaders, and a company-specific executive briefing by IJIS Institute executive staff on strategic issues important to information sharing initiatives and standards.

“We are proud to join the IJIS Institute, an organization that advocates the safekeeping and secure dissemination of crucial information across government and the private sector,” said Raffie Beroukhim, vice president, NEC Biometrics Solutions Division. “We look forward to being an active participant of the organization and support in achieving its mission.”

NEC has worked for decades with international police, prisons, and judicial systems. NEC’s automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) uses biometrics algorithms that have been validated as the best in the industry through comprehensive testing by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NEC’s AFIS has been deployed in over 30 countries.

Steve Ambrosini, executive director of the IJIS Institute, stated, “I am pleased to welcome NEC as a Sustaining Member. Companies that join the IJIS Institute as Sustaining Members distinguish themselves as leaders in the field of information sharing through proactive involvement in Institute committees, events, and business development efforts. Our Sustaining Members are committed to engage in IJIS Institute programs and projects that will advance the national capability to achieve effective information sharing and safeguarding across communities of interest.”

For more information about the IJIS Institute Sustaining Member Program, please contact Membership Services Manager, Samantha Styles, at [email protected].

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About the IJIS InstituteThe IJIS Institute unites the private and public sectors to improve mission-critical information sharing and safeguarding 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 NEC Corporation of America—Headquartered in Irving, Texas, NEC Corporation of America is a leading provider of innovative IT, network, communications and biometric products and solutions for service carriers, Fortune 1000 and SMB businesses across multiple vertical industries, including Healthcare, Government, Education and Hospitality. NEC Corporation of America delivers one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of technology solutions and professional services, including unified communications, wireless, voice and data, managed services, server and storage infrastructure, optical network systems, microwave radio communications and biometric security. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in 44 countries and more than $32 billion in revenues. For more information, please visit

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