What was one of the first successful national implementations using Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM)?
NLETS, which serves as the International Justice and Public Safety Information Sharing Network for state owned system connecting all 50 states, territories along with every federal agency with a justice component, has found great success in its embrace of the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM) standard. As a result there are over 500,000 access points.
The network has for 38 years provided sharing of data – the hub for interstate exchange. NLETS has always “dictated” the data format for use of the system. And until recently the format was proprietary, but fortunately a decision was made to adapt GJXDM as the standard. In the past, NLETS did not hold any data. Proprietary data formats were used to connect disparate state and federal systems. This forced extensive custom programming for each NLETS interface user. NLETS -FBI and the states all have the same "customers." Yet the proprietary format and the different specifications all made the different users design different applications for the different interfaces. This severely drove up costs and maintenance issues.
GJXDM offered a chance for NLETS to simply exchange of information. They are still supporting proprietary data formats, but no new services will be offered in legacy. All NLETS transactions and responses were transitioned to GJXDM 3.0.x. Currently, NLETS are accepting nearly 1 million FBI-CJIS-III CCH transactions per month in XML. They are doing hundreds of thousands of bidirectional transformations (Legacy – XML – Legacy) daily. The success of the transformation to GJXDM has expanded the role of NLETS. Kentucky, Maine and Wisconsin are sending and receiving XML rap sheets across NLETS. And there is a pilot to standardize driver's license records across state lines over NLETS is underway using GJXDM XML. The Amber Alert Consortium for interstate Amber notification for justice enterprise also uses GJXDM.