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Raytheon Company and FBI CJIS Announced as Recipients of the 2011 IJIS Institute Innovation Award

Third annual IJIS Institute award honors industry and federal partners for their work on the National Law Enforcement Data Exchange (N-DEx) project.

Ashburn, VA, August 24, 2011 --( The IJIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security, along with Emergency Management Magazine, sponsor of the Innovation Award, are pleased to announce the Raytheon Company and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division as the co-recipients of the 2011 IJIS Institute Innovation Award.

The award is being presented to Raytheon and FBI CJIS for their work on establishing N-DEx, a first-of-its-kind secure platform for national criminal justice information sharing. The FBI N-DEx Project Program Manager is Jeff Lindsey.

N-DEx ties together existing disparate criminal justice databases for nationwide integration and discovery of data. The system enables federal, state, local, and tribal agencies across the country to collaborate and share actionable information to fight crime and prevent terrorism. From incident reports to incarceration data, N-DEx gives users an easy way to search, link and analyze criminal justice data on a national basis in a manner never before possible--from one secure website.

The system currently manages more than 100 million criminal justice records, and is already contributing directly to law enforcement success. When fully adopted across the criminal justice community, N-DEx will connect 200,000 investigators at more than 18,000 federal, state, and local agencies while managing more than one billion records.

Honorable mentions for the 2011 IJIS Institute Innovation award are:

--Project Name: MERG - Regional Geographic Data Repository
- Agency: County of Washington, VA
- Industry Partner: World View Solutions/King Moore, Inc.

--Project Name: ILJAOC - Integrated Law and Justice Agency for Orange County
- Agency: Newport Beach Police Department
- Industry Partner: i2

The annual Innovation Award recognizes technical innovation that has contributed significantly to the advancement of integration and interoperability in a justice, public safety or homeland security project or program. The award, which is open to any company providing justice, public safety, or homeland security solutions, is for team achievement by an industry partner and a practitioner agency.

For more information about the award, please visit:


About Emergency Management Magazine
Emergency Management magazine is the only print and digital publication dedicated to fostering collaboration across the full range of stakeholders responsible for preparing for and responding to the natural and manmade disasters that threaten our safety. The audience includes elected officials, emergency managers, police and law enforcement, fire and public health and homeland security across the federal, state, regional, and local levels as well as at educational institutions and in the private sector. Through its print edition, digital edition, website, live and virtual events and video programs, Emergency Management provides this community of stakeholders with vital information and insights into strategies, tactics, technical solutions and policies that help them manage major incidents. Emergency Management magazine is a division of e.Republic, a national publishing, event and research company focused on smart media for public sector innovation. For more information, visit: and

About the IJIS Institute
The IJIS Institute unites the private and public sectors to improve critical information sharing for those who provide public safety and administer justice in our communities. The IJIS Institute provides training, technology 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 nearly 200 member and affiliate companies across the United States. For more information, visit
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