Global Outreach and Communication

Information-Sharing Activities at the National Institute of Justice

This document briefly outlines some of the information sharing activities in progress at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).  This document was reviewed at the April 2011 Global Advisory Committee (GAC) Meeting.

Meeting Brief: Executive Summary and GOWG Items for the GAC – April 2011

This document summarizes the activity of the Global Outreach Working Group (GOWG) since the previous Global Advisory Committee (GAC) meeting held in October of 2010.

Meeting Brief: Executive Summary and GOWG Items for the GAC – April 2010

This document summarizes the report delivered to the Global Advisory Committee (GAC), at the April 2010 GAC meeting, on behalf of the Global Outreach Working Group (GOWG).

Meeting Brief: Executive Summary and GOWG Items for the GAC – October 2009

This document summarizes the report delivered to the Global Advisory Committee (GAC), at the October 2009 GAC meeting, on behalf of the Global Outreach Working Group (GOWG).

Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) News

Global Highlights, October 2011, Vol. 1

This edition of Global Highlights showcases the Pennsylvania Justice Network’s (JNET) implementation of the Global Reference Architecture (GRA) to enhance justice information sharing, including the real-world benefits gained (including interoperable, reusable business solutions and direct cost savings).

Global Highlights, June 2011, Vol. 1

This edition of the Global Highlights features the newly-released Criminal Intelligence Resources Guide.  Developed by the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council and its research arm, the Global Intelligence Working Group, the document provides practitioners an easily-accessible representation of the Global-recommended intelligence tools and includes links and instructions for ordering featured resources.

 

Global Highlights, May 2011, Vol. 1

The U.S. Department of Justice's Global Advisory Committee members convened on April 20, 2011, to discuss the latest initiatives in justice information sharing and to add new resources to the Global suite of information sharing solutions for colleagues in the field.  This edition of Global Highlights provides a summary of those recent recommendations as well as a recap of additional spring 2011 GAC meeting topics of interest.

Global Highlights, November 2010, Vol. 1

The U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Global Advisory Committee (GAC) - directly supported by the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) - met on October 7, 2010, to discuss the latest initiatives in justice information sharing and to add new resources to the Global suite of information sharing solutions.  This edition of Global Highlights provides summaries of the recent GAC recommendations as well as a recap of the Global/Office of Justice Programs 10-year partnership ceremony.

Global Highlights, August 2010, Vol. 1

The August edition of Global Highlights spotlights Bart R. Johnson, a long-standing member of Global, who was recently presented with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Medal of Distinguished Service. In addition, the “top justice and public safety issues for the next year,” as voted on by attendees at the National Criminal Justice Association’s (NCJA) National Forum on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, are shared for widespread review.

Global Highlights, July 2010, Vol. 2

In this edition of Global Highlights, readers will learn about two new resources that offer insight to the future of information sharing and describe the critical elements necessary to keep related programs and initiatives thriving. BJA’s Justice Information Sharing: Strategic Action Plan (2010–2012) and the new Global White Paper offer key examples of resourceful nationwide partnerships and effective collaboration that have experienced measured success and collectively identify strategic priorities for the next three years.

Global Highlights, July 2010, Vol. 1

Spreading Global’s “good news” can be accomplished in many ways:  recent and imminent outreach efforts include conference presentation to rural law enforcement, focused training for industry partners on the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI), and new intelligence-related recommendations for the field.  

Global Highlights, June 2010, vol. 1

The U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Global Advisory Committee (GAC) member Sheriff Mike Milstead, representative from the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), highlights NSA’s information sharing priorities as well as recent meetings with Federal officials on improving the Information Sharing Environment.  

Global Highlights, June 2010, vol. 1

The CONNECT Project has brought together four states, leveraging each of their existing systems and the technology standards created by the U.S. DOJ’s Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global), to implement a new approach to interstate information sharing. Read more in this issue of Global Highlights.

Global Highlights - May 2010, vol. 2

A hallmark of the U.S. DOJ’s Global Advisory Committee  (GAC) – and key reason behind the Initiative’s success – is the strength of its representatives and member organizations.  In this issue, learn more about GAC member agency Nlets – The International Justice & Public Safety Network … the ways the network leverages Global resources for the benefit of practitioners across the nation, and the reason Executive Director Steve Correll feels “the guidance and leadership of the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative is invaluable.”

Global Highlights - May 2010, vol. 1

Global Advisory Committee (GAC) volunteers and officials are honored to present at the upcoming National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Annual Conference, to be held June 14-16, 2010, in Arlington, Virginia. The session, “From Paper to Practice: The Global Initiative Delivering Solutions for Information Sharing,” will be geard toward policymakers and practitioners. Panelists will not only discuss some of Global’s most important initiatives but will also provide real-world case studies regarding how these efforts have impacted the criminal justice field.

Global Highlights - April 2010, vol. 3

This issue of Global Highlights reports on the spring meeting of the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC) and the Global Intelligence Working Group (GIWG).  It summarizes the items that were discussed and the issues that were prioritized at the meeting.

Global Highlights - April 2010, vol. 2

This issue of Global Highlights reports on the spring Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) Advisory Committee (GAC) meeting, discusses the latest initiatives in justice information sharing, and unveils new resources to the Global suite of information sharing recommendations.

Global Highlights - April 2010, vol. 1

Global Privacy and Information Quality Working Group (GPIQWG) experts met in late March 2010 to discuss related issues surrounding cutting edge biometrics, appropriate sharing of juvenile justice information, promoting important Global information quality resources available to the field, and—as always—advancing the imperative of privacy consideration in justice data exchange.  A summary of the GPIQWG's work is detailed in this April edition of Global Highlights.

Global Highlights - December 2009, vol. 1

This issue of Global Highlights focuses on the recent meeting of the Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC) and the Global Intelligence Working Group (GIWG) and their efforts to continue toward enhanced intelligence information sharing. Members focused their talents on issues that included gang-related data exchange, privacy protections and associated training, and outreach.

Global Highlights - November 2009, vol. 1

This issue of Global Highlights reports on the fall Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) Advisory Committee (GAC) meeting, and the appointment of Mr. James Dyche, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Justice Network (JNET) project, to the position of GSWG Vice Chair.

Global Meeting Summary Briefs

The following summarizes activities at recent meetings in support of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global).  For more information on the Global Initiative, please visit www.it.ojp.gov/global.

 

Global Newsletters

The following are quarterly Global Newsletters covering events, achievements, and products of the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global), the Global Advisory Committee, and the Global Working Groups.

Global Highlights -- Fall 2008

The Fall 2008 edition of Global Highlights includes articles on the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), new Global Resources, the Criminal Intelligence Training Master Calendar, and more. Also enclosed in this publication is a copy of the Global Resolution which was unanimously supported by the Global Advisory Committee (GAC) and recommends to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) the institutionalization of funding for the Global initiative.

Global Highlights -- Winter 2008

Just released--the new Global Highlights! Debuted at the National Fusion Center Conference in March, this first quarter 2008 edition covers achievements by and related to goals of the U.S. DOJ's Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative, with an emphasis on efforts supporting fusion centers. Also included is the latest membership information--new Global Advisory Committee (GAC) representatives and leaders (recently elected GAC Vice Chair Carl Wicklund); award winners (Dr. Alan Harbitter and Thomas O'Reilly named to the prestigious ranks of FCW's Federal 100); and our volunteer spotlight, featuring Judge Anthony Capizzi, one of the many dedicated professionals that contribute time and talents to the success of this important Initiative.

Global Highlights -- Fall 2007 Edition

The latest edition of the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative's (Global) Global Highlights has been released and includes a wealth of information about the Global Initiative. This issue of Global Highlights showcases important successes, notable events, and noteworthy people. It also includes information about upcoming training (such as the Global 101 primer and 2008 National Fusion Center Conference) and important resources (such as the requested ''elevator speech'' explaining the value of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), fact sheets on Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM) and a privacy policy technical framework) to help users spread the word and make Global relevant and accessible to those in the field. Global Highlights is designed to provide useful updates on the quality work being done on the Global Initiative while giving insight to its future vision and direction.

2005 Global News -- Second Quarter

Contained in this second quarter 2005 issue of the Global News newsletter is a feature article highlighting the swearing-in of the new U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, entitled Alberto R. Gonzales Sworn In as New Attorney General. Articles also included: OJP Leadership Changes, GJXDM Executive Briefing and Developer's Workshop a Big Success, Chairman's Corner: A Word from GAC Chair Ken Bouche, DOJ and DHS Partner to Develop National Information Exchange Model, Meet Your New Global Leaders, and Gear Up for the Spring GAC Meeting.

2004 Global News -- Fourth Quarter

This fourth quarter 2004 issue of the Global News newsletter features many resourceful articles: U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft Supports Global's National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan; Service-Oriented Architecture; and Counterterrorism Collaborative Interoperability Project Pursues Groundbreaking Technology. Also included is an informative article summarizing the Fall 2004 Global Advisory Committee meeting, as well as a product release, Announcing Global JXDM Release Version 3.0.2.

2004 Global News -- Third Quarter

This debut issue of the Global News newsletter includes Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) Advisory Committee (GAC) achievements and accolades, updates on the activities of the Global Working Groups, an article from GAC Chairman Melvin Carraway, new appointments, and meeting announcements.