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Standardized Interfaces and Exchanges Whitepaper Released

Ashburn, VA, June 10, 2010 --( The IJIS Institute Public Safety Technical Standards Committee (IPSTSC) has released a new whitepaper entitled Standardized Interfaces and Exchanges for Justice and Public Safety. IPSTSC is a standing committee of the IJIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security.

Traditionally, the majority of justice and public safety software applications were not originally designed to interoperate with products from other companies. As a result, many costly interfaces have to be developed which are custom and proprietary, and are based on application-specific solutions. Standardized Interfaces and Exchanges for Justice and Public Safety is intended to create awareness and educate justice and public safety personnel on the benefits of employing standardized information sharing in order to save money, time and resources. The rapid growth and acceptance of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), the use of Information Exchange Package Documentation (IEPD), and the development of the Justice Reference Architecture (JRA), have demonstrated how custom proprietary interfaces can be replaced with cost-effective solutions for interfacing disparate systems. Each of these topics is discussed in the whitepaper, located at:

The IJIS Institute has two additional NIEM documents created by the IJIS Institute Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC): NIEM IEPD XML Code Generation in C# with .NET 3.5 and NIEM IEPD XML Code Generation in Java. These resources are available through the National Information Sharing Standards Help Desk,


About the IJIS Institute—The IJIS Institute unites the private and public sectors to improve 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) nonprofit corporation with national headquarters on The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, the IJIS Institute has grown to more than 290 member and affiliate companies across the United States. For more information visit
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