Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global)
The Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) serves as a Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) and advises the U.S. Attorney General on justice information sharing and integration initiatives. Global was created to support the broad scale exchange of pertinent justice and public safety information. It promotes standards-based electronic information exchange to provide the justice community with timely, accurate, complete, and accessible information in a secure and trusted environment.
Global is a ''group of groups,'' representing more than 30 independent organizations, spanning the spectrum of law enforcement, judicial, correctional, and related bodies. Member organizations participate in Global with a shared responsibility and shared belief that, together, they can bring about positive change by making recommendations and supporting the initiatives of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). (Read more...
5/22/2013 8:00 AM
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO)
International has launched a new Web site portal for public safety apps that promotes collaboration between emergency-response organizations and the public. The Application Community, or AppComm
, is designed to be a clearinghouse for applications related to public safety and emergency response, for use by the general public and first responders.
Mobile apps can not only allow first responders to do their jobs more efficiently, but also keep the general public better informed. Chris Russo, founder and executive vice president of Elerts Corporation and Deputy Fire Chief of Hull, Massachusetts, cited their importance. "Recent events impacting public safety have demonstrated the incredible power of mobile applications, advanced technologies, and social media," he said. "By service as a central location for fostering development of public safety apps. AppComm
will certainly lead to better ways to protect the public at large."
5/21/2013 8:00 AM
San Francisco’s Department of Emergency Management (SFDEM) announced a new disaster preparedness project “SF72.org,” created to connect citizens willing to offer resources and services—from food, water, and an extra generator to mechanical services and a place to stay—72 hours after a disaster occurs. SFDEM research shows that connected communities with natural social networks are more resilient than others, as citizen-to-citizen resource sharing proved necessary during hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. Encouraging communities to connect through a social network is part of the department’s larger plan to enhance San Francisco’s preparedness, said Francis Zamora, public information officer for SFDEM. The site will feature four categories: a place for people to connect and share resources and services; instructions on how to prepare for a disaster, including videos on putting together a kit and making potable water, plus testimonials from those who have survived disasters; a “make” section for users to invent their own ways to help; and an emergency mode, which will switch on when disaster strikes and share live information with the public, plus check for missing persons.
5/20/2013 8:00 AM
According to an article in The Times Dispatch, (May 8, 2013, by Shantelle Prater) the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department (LCSD), Arkansas, has added a new feature to increase public awareness. The new mobile application (app) called “MobilePatrol” is an app which provides real-time detention center detainee information including mug shots, charges, and access to the Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE) link, as well as allow crime victims access to timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. "With this app users can view who is in jail, who has warrants, our most wanted list, and child-support issues," said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. "The app also features links to the sheriff's department and contact information for city officials.”
5/17/2013 8:00 AM
There is no lack of commercially available tools to counter rapidly evolving cyber threats, but putting them into place and having them work together efficiently can be a challenge. Available tools often are not used because the technology might be difficult to use, might not be widely known, or might be too expensive to be practical. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is planning to help agencies and other organizations put those tools in play, partnering with a nonprofit organization to provide technical and project management support for its National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCOE). The new federally funded research and development center would be the first of its kind dedicated to cybersecurity and would facilitate cooperation between the private sector and the NCCOE. The State of Maryland and Montgomery County, Maryland, are cosponsoring the center with NIST, which will work to strengthen U.S. economic growth by supporting automated and trustworthy e-government and e-commerce. NIST has released an initial notice of its intent to partner with such a center and expects to issue a request for proposals this summer.
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12/16/2009 11:59:23 AM
GAC Chairman Boehmer and Vice Chairman Wicklund reemphasize the fact that the U.S. DOJ’s Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative is a for practitioner, by practitioner collaboration addressing justice business problems through more effective, more efficient information sharing for colleagues at all levels of government, across the justice and public-safety landscape. If you are a justice executive or practitioner, YOU are Global, so get involved! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.it.ojp.gov/global to learn more about participation opportunities.
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12/2/2009 11:59:34 AM
Chairman Boehmer discusses how intelligence sharing efforts over recent years– supported by fundamental Global-supported resources (such as the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan and Fusion Center Guidelines: Law Enforcement Intelligence, Public Safety, and the Private Sector) have yielded unprecedented successes through partnerships of state, local, and tribal entities with Federal initiatives, with an emphasis reciprocal, "two-way sharing."
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