Grantee Guidelines for Global Standards Package Compliance

To promote increased interoperability among justice information sharing systems, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has started issuing guidance relative to the use of the Global Standards Package. Continue to the Global Standards Package

Global Justice

Learn about the definitive justice advisory group that promotes best practices and effective solutions to improve information sharing nationwide. Continue to Global

Global Information Sharing Toolkit (GIST)

The Global Justice Information Sharing Toolkit (GIST) provides a way for users to explore, discover, and learn about beneficial Global solutions. Whether tackling a justice information sharing business problem, targeting a general area of interest, or looking for a specific Global publication, the GIST has an answer.
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Video Evidence: A Law Enforcement Guide to Resources and Best Practices

Designed for chiefs, sheriffs, and line officers to provide answers to straightforward questions they may have regarding properly securing, collecting, storing, and analyzing video, as well as to provide sources for training. Details and Download

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Establishing a Privacy Officer Function Within a Justice or Public Safety Entity: Recommended Responsibilities and Training

This resource provides useful guidance for justice and public safety agencies wanting to establish a privacy officer function, including privacy officer qualifications, recommended responsibilities, and a comprehensive resource section which features privacy-related tools and a list of available privacy training. Details and Download

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Read the Highlights of Global’s Summer 2014 Advisory Committee Meeting!
HHS and Health Care Sector Expand Cybersecurity Info Sharing

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) takes cybersecurity seriously. As one of the world’s largest repositories of personal information, it has to. “We’re a big target for that,” said HHS Chief Information Security Officer Kevin Charest. “We’ve got a lot of very rich targets.” “We’ve been working to build this program since 2009,” Charest said. The centerpiece of the effort, the HHS Computer Security Incident Response Center, opened in 2011 to provide a single site for the collection, analysis and dissemination of threat information.

“That has vastly improved our security system,” Charest said. “But we didn’t stop there.” The CISO built on the federated model to address security governance and policy so that all divisions are working on the same page.


Privacy Officer Responsibilities and Training Resource, the Newest Addition to the Global Privacy Series
BJA Director Denise E. O’Donnell Joins Governors and Members of Congress To Share Major Successes

On June 12, 2014, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Director Denise E. O’Donnell participated in a briefing held at the U.S. Senate titled “Increasing Public Safety, Reducing Recidivism and Cutting Corrections Spending.” Joined by members of Congress, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D-WV), President of the Council of State Governments, and Governor Tom Corbett (R-PA) described how they spearheaded groundbreaking efforts in their states to slow the growth of corrections spending and reinvest in strategies that increase public safety. The governors pointed to successes in their states and data from a new report, Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results, to demonstrate that bipartisan, research-driven approaches to corrections and public safety issues are generating results across the country. The Senate and House leaders speaking at the event underscored continued bipartisan leadership in these areas and priorities for the coming months.

Welcome! Justice Department Announces Joseph F. Klimavicz as New Chief Information Officer

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that Joseph F. Klimavicz will become its new chief information officer (CIO). CIO Klimavicz will provide leadership and oversight of the department’s information technology programs and services in support of the department’s technology-intensive law enforcement mission. He will replace Luke McCormack, who left the Department in November 2013. Mr. Kevin Deeley, Deputy CIO, has served as acting CIO since McCormack’s departure. Deeley will continue to serve as deputy CIO. 



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