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Esri is Platinum Sponsor of 2013 Industry Briefing

Geographic information systems industry leader Esri will be the Platinum Sponsor of the Institute’s signature annual event, which will cast a spotlight on information sharing and national standards this year. The 2013 Industry Briefing is set for January 23-25, 2013 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.

Ashburn, VA, December 15, 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 geographic information systems industry leader Esri will be the Platinum Sponsor of the Institute’s signature annual event. The 2013 Industry Briefing is set for January 23-25, 2013 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.

The Briefing, which is the only annual conference that focuses on information sharing for the criminal justice and public safety communities, will cast a spotlight on national standards this year, as well. The tracks for this year’s Briefing sessions are Big Data, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Analytics for Investigation, and High Priority Initiatives for the Justice Community.

Slated to present are Denise O’Donnell, Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice; Richard Spires, Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security; Kshemendra Paul, Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Kevin Plexico and Jeff Webster, Deltek; and IT experts from IBM, BAE Systems, Cisco, Esri, and other companies.

Scheduled sessions include Securing the Mobile World, The Role of Big Data in Corrections, Geospatial Place-Based Theory, and Automation of Major Case Print Matching in AFIS. For a dash of levity, Marlene Martineau of New Dawn Technologies will host a game show on the role of courts in integrated justice projects. Information for that session, “I'll Take Courts for $1000, Alex," will be drawn from the recent Courts 101 white paper published by the IJIS Institute’s Courts Advisory Committee.

Steve Ambrosini, executive director of The IJIS Institute said, “The 2013 Industry Briefing promises to be another great meeting of the minds of our industry. Given the immense challenges of our time – including fiscal fears, public safety, and cyber security – information sharing can do much to predict and prevent crime, while also reducing costs. The IJIS Institute’s mission can only be achieved if industry and government collaborate on creating national standards that will help enable interoperability between jurisdictions and organizations. I’m truly looking forward to this Briefing, and I urge anyone operating in our part of the information sharing industry to join us for a world-class event.”

A draft agenda for the 2013 Industry Briefing is on the IJIS Institute’s website, here. Registration information for the Briefing is here.

About the IJIS Institute
The IJIS Institute unites 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, program/project management, and information sharing advisory services to help justice, public safety and homeland security agencies realize the power of information. Founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with offices on The George Washington University Virginia Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, the IJIS Institute has grown to nearly 200 member and affiliate companies across the United States. For more information, please visit

About Esri
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Visit Esri at
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