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

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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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Reinforcing Americans’ Right to Privacy

On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police must obtain a warrant to search a suspect's cellphone.  This is a significant ruling, given the proliferation of digital information on smartphones and the need to protect Americans' privacy rights in the digital age.  We highlight this topic in this week’s Buzz to reinforce the emphasis that is placed on privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties within the Information Sharing Environment (ISE).  The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 requires ISE participants to implement protections "at least as comprehensive as" the ISE Privacy Guidelines. The ISE Privacy Guidelines maintain and build upon existing privacy protections, while continuing to enhance the sharing of terrorism and homeland security-related information.

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FBI Explores Commercial Cloud Capabilities

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is pondering moving criminal records, fingerprints, and other biometric data to the cloud. The relocation of criminal justice data would not be without challenges, but could ultimately lower costs and leave crooks with less room to hide. 

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DoD Adoption of NIEM and AFEI Webinar

The Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI) is hosting the second in a series of Webinars on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) adoption of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM).  The next one is scheduled for August 14, and you don’t want to miss it!  

This hour-long Webinar will focus on how DoD’s move to adopt NIEM aligns with the Federal Information Sharing Environment (ISE) FY2015 Information Sharing Guidance and DoD Information Sharing initiatives, such as DoD Enterprise Architecture Roadmap and Joint Information Environment. Stuart Whitehead, Deputy Director for C5 Integration, Joint Staff J6, and Michael Howell, Deputy Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment, will host the Webinar.

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Updated! BJA State and Territory Fact Sheets

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is excited to release the recently updated BJA State and Territory Fact Sheets. These fact sheets can be found on our newly enhanced Web site, and provide updated state and territory statistics related to BJA investments, Byrne JAG Program highlights, crime trends, and other criminal justice information. In addition, each state has an easily accessible PDF version of the fact sheet and detailed funding information that can be used for distribution.

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