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IJIS Institute Appoints New Information Privacy Advisory Committee Chair

Patricia Hammar of PKH Enterprises to Chair Newly Formed Institute Committee.

Ashburn, VA, June 21, 2012 --( The IJIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Hammar, PKH Enterprises, as Chair of the IJIS Institute’s new Information Privacy Advisory Committee.

In her capacity as Chair of the IJIS Institute Information Privacy Advisory Committee, Patricia will ensure the committee will work to improve the understanding of information sharing privacy policies required by the organizations engaged in addressing specific questions surrounding the collection, retention, use, and sharing of information. Patricia will seek to develop a leadership role for the committee in privacy information standardization by focusing on the priority of how rules that apply to both paper and automated handling can be developed and implemented in government and private industry.

Patricia is the founder and managing member of PKH Enterprises, which she launched in 2006 to provide strategic consulting services to the federal government. PKHE primarily focuses on developing policy and technology infrastructure that supports intelligence analysis, information sharing, and privacy protection.

In addition to her work at PKHE, Patricia also has over 20 years of professional experience in government and industry, including management positions in the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as serving as Executive Vice President with Dynamic Security Concepts, Inc., Vice President and General Counsel with National Security Research, Inc., and Vice President with CACI International, Inc.

She has expertise in a wide range of transportation, security, and IT issues, including advanced technology, infrastructure protection, counterterrorism, risk-management, and information system security. Over the course of her career, she has participated in senior interagency projects, developed integrated and strategic business plans, and led team projects to support high-priority offices within the Intelligence Community, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Treasury Department, and the Department of Justice.

Patricia has also distinguished herself as a renowned expert on the legal basis for interagency information sharing, information management, and information access control, as well as on matters of policy implementation. She helped develop the rules on Controlled Unclassified Information, which now includes privacy information standardization across the federal government, and has been involved in negotiations delineating rules for handling others’ data among federal partners, federal and state and local partners, and federal and private industry partners.

IJIS Institute President Matthew A. D'Alessandro, who appointed Patricia as Chair, added, “The IJIS Institute is fortunate that someone with Ms. Hammar’s unique combination of innovative leadership and legal background has shown an interest in directing our efforts in an area we believe to be a critically important aspect of information sharing. I fully anticipate Patricia will further the work the Institute has done in this area, bringing to bear the best and brightest from our membership, as well as and reaching out to our partners to foster collaborative solutions for existing and emerging issues.”

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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