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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Recommendations for First Amendment-Protected Events for State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Provides guidance and recommendations to law enforcement agency personnel in understanding their roles and responsibilities in First Amendment-protected events. Details and Download

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Revised Global Information Sharing Standard Released: Global Reference Architecture (GRA) Execution Context Guidelines, Version 1.3

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)—in response to recommendations from the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global), a Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) to the U.S. Attorney General on justice information sharing, together with support from the Global Standards Council (GSC), is pleased to announce the following:


A minor revision to the Global Reference Architecture (GRA) Execution Context Guidelines standard has been released and can be accessed through the Global Information Sharing Toolkit (GIST) at http://it.ojp.gov/gist/72/Global-Reference-Architecture--GRA--Execution-Context-Guidelines.


Global Reference Architecture (GRA) Execution Context Guidelines, Version 1.3


The purpose of this document is to elaborate on the concept of execution context as defined in the Global Reference Architecture (GRA). It will do so by providing guidelines to practitioners overseeing the implementation of a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) regarding the implementation of infrastructure to support:


1. REACHABILITY—The ability of service consumers and services to communicate.
2. WILLINGNESS—The ability of service consumers and service providers to express and enforce their willingness to interact.
3. AWARENESS—The ability of service consumers to be aware of services that may provide a real-world effect that they need.
4. INTERMEDIARIES—The ability to deploy intermediaries, connectors, and adapters.
 

This revision in particular added section 3.4.5 on adaptor and connector architectural options.


For more information on Global, please visit http://www.it.ojp.gov/global.

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Funding Opportunity to Implement Evidence-Based Pretrial Practices
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has recently announced they are seeking applications for the Smart Pretrial Demonstration Initiative (SPDI) grant. The SPDI grant program seeks to build upon analysis-driven, evidence-based pretrial justice by encouraging local and tribal jurisdictions to effectively implement risk assessment and appropriate supervision and/or diversion strategies targeting pretrial outcomes within their jurisdiction. The IACP supports law enforcement leaders engaging in this type of work through our Pretrial Justice Reform Initiative.
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Video Evidence: A Law Enforcement Guide to Resources and Best Practices

The Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global), Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, is proud to release 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. 

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Feds Order EquuSearch to Stop Using Drones in Search of Crime Victims
Texas EquuSearch volunteers are gearing up for their next search, this time for 31-year-old James Stephens who went missing more than a week ago in rural Louisiana, but if they use any drones to aid them, they could run afoul of the federal government.
The group relies mostly on horseback and all terrain vehicles to search rough terrain, but it also employs small, four-pound aerial drones to survey the ground with digital cameras.
Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity Main FBI Priorities, Comey Tells Lawmakers
The threat from terrorism has metastasized as independent actors mimic a weakened Al Qaeda, FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers, also outlining the persistent cyber threat from high-tech thieves in China.
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