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...
5/23/2013 8:00 AM
The NIEM Technical Architecture Committee (NTAC)
is looking for NIEM-savvy techies to join the committee!
NIEM (National Information Exchange Model)
has two committees, the NTAC and the NIEM Business Architecture Committee (NBAC). While the NBAC membership is representative of all participating domains, the NTAC is representative of a smaller population which consists of approximately 12–20 voting members. These members represent technical experts across the community and may include representation from key standards-developing bodies to ensure interoperability and coordinated development. The NTAC is led by two cochairs—one representing federal government and the other representing state, local, and tribal government.
Nominations will be screened by the NTAC cochairs, with formal decisions to be made no later than June 14, 2013. The screening process may involve requests for additional information and telephone or in-person interviews.
To learn more about the position, requirements, and application process; visit NIEM here.
NIEM's success has recently been recognized by the President. “The President’s support of NIEM is a testament to the success of the program. We are incredibly proud of our community for advancing NIEM’s mission,” says NIEM’s executive director, Donna Roy.
In the National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding released on December 19, 2012, President Obama recognizes NIEM as “a successful example of a common way to structure data exchanges to better enable information sharing.” Continue reading.
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.”
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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 email@example.com 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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