IJIS Institute Forges Partnership with e.Republic

Organizations join forces to promote information sharing initiatives.

Ashburn, VA, April 17, 2009 --(PR.com)-- The two organizations will work collaboratively to promote the importance of mission-critical information sharing as a national priority.

In its effort to harness the expertise of industry in working toward improved information sharing between organizations involved in justice, public safety, and homeland security, the IJIS Institute relies heavily on partnerships with key practitioner organizations, national associations, other non-profit organizations, universities, and organizations that are engaged in furthering improvements to public safety, justice, and homeland security. The Institute believes that the collaboration of industry, practitioners, and academic researchers is essential in making progress toward the goals of national information sharing. The IJIS Institute Alliance Partner program is a means to affirm such collaboration and develop joint teams to solve specific problems or fill needs such as training and technical assistance that will help all organizations better use technology in support of inter-governmental information sharing.

Dennis McKenna, CEO of e.Republic, stated, "We are exceptionally pleased to be included as an IJIS Institute Alliance Partner. We believe that our more than 20 years serving state and local governments with research, conferences, and publications will provide a great value to the IJIS Institute’s efforts promoting the nationwide initiative of information sharing. This collaboration will make our country and citizens safer, and we are proud to be part of it."

Paul Wormeli, executive director of the IJIS Institute, noted that, "Adding e.Republic to our distinguished list of Alliance Partners provides a great value to both organizations and, more importantly, allows us to better promote the
IJIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security, announces e.Republic, Inc., publisher of Government Technology and Emergency Management magazines, has joined as an Alliance Partner.

National Information Exchange Model and its associated goal of information sharing in the state and local government communities and the private sector serving those markets."

About the IJIS Institute

About e.Republic, Inc.
— e.Republic, Inc. is the nation's leading publishing, research, event, and new media company focused on information technology for the state/local government and education markets. Serving both government and industry for over 20 years, e.Republic publishes the market's leading periodicals, runs the largest intergovernmental conferences in the nation, and produces over 100 targeted and custom events annually. e.Republic is also home to the Center for Digital Government and Center for Digital Education, the premier research and market advisory services in their respective fields of state and local government and education. For more information visit —The IJIS Institute serves as the voice of industry by uniting the private and public sectors to improve mission critical information sharing for those who protect and serve our communities. The IJIS Institute provides training, technical assistance, national scope issue management and program management services to help government fully realize the power of information sharing. Founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with national headquarters on the George Washington University Virginia Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, the IJIS Institute has grown to more than 250 member and affiliate companies across the United States. For more information visit www.erepublic.com.

Patty Cota