IJIS Institute Wins Two BJA Grant Awards

The IJIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission‐critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security, is pleased to announce that the Institute was recently awarded two Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grants related to the technology of information sharing.

Ashburn, VA, October 19, 2012 --(PR.com)-- In partnership with the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA), American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and with support from the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, the Institute will perform work to improve correctional agency information sharing.

The primary goal of the corrections grant is to implement a standards-based information sharing capability for an offender information exchange in jurisdictions that will demonstrate the societal value of sharing such information. These pilot implementations will further demonstrate the effectiveness of the use of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) and Global Reference Architecture (GRA)-conformant exchanges.

The BJA has awarded the IJIS Institute a second grant for Justice Information Sharing Training and Technology Assistance. To fulfill the goal of this grant, the Institute will deliver training courses on justice information sharing-related topics. Currently, this training is comprised entirely of the NIEM Practical Implementers course.

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Martha Hill