Publications

The CJIS GROUP Publications resource contains reports pertaining to technology in the Criminal Justice, Public Safety, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services communities. Documents are generally gathered through the public domain and include industry trends, agency surveys, technical standards and models, case studies, white papers, and guides.

Title Summary Subject Category Date Publishedsort ascending
National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) Spring 2017 Fiscal Survey of States

The Fiscal Survey of States is published twice annually by the National Association  of State Budget Officers (NASBO). The survey presents aggregate and individual data on the states' general fund receipts, expenditures, and balances. These general funds are used to finance most broad-based state services and are the most important elements in determining the fiscal health of the states. 

State Budgets Uncategorized July 20, 2017
Challenges & Trends in Public Sector IT Operations: United States

Public sector organizations are feeling the pains of digital transformation. Faced with modernization, data center upgrades and continuous cloud-first initiatives, this transformation of the IT environment is making it a challenge to deliver services, comply with service level agreements (SLAs), meet citizens’ expectations and achieve organizational missions.

Challenges & Trends in Public Sector IT Operations: the United States,  a research study conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Splunk of 1,227 decision makers and operations staff across federal, state and local governments, higher education and federal systems integrators and aerospace and defense industries, reveals that digital transformation is well underway with budgets shifting from traditional on premise investments to more cloud and agile development paradigms.

Public Sector IT Operations Uncategorized July 19, 2017
An Innovative Approach to Managing Video Redaction Services

Leveraging Interoperability and “As a Service” To Enhance Body-Worn Camera Programs. CACI’s Digital Forensics Laboratory (CDFL) is a premier internationally accredited full service computer, mobile device, and audio/video forensics laboratory in Alexandria, VA providing a full range of onsite and offsite digital forensics services for government investigation, litigation, eDiscovery, FOIA, cyber security, and intelligence projects.

An Innovative Approach to Managing Video Redaction Services Data Management, Communications, Security, Mobile/Portable Computing, Technology Equipment June 09, 2017
Law Enforcement Agencies, Body-Worn Cameras, and the Freedom Of Information Act

Managing the Need For Increased Redaction Capabilities. CACI’s Digital Forensics Laboratory (CDFL) is a premier internationally accredited full service computer, mobile device, and audio/video forensics laboratory in Alexandria, VA providing a full range of onsite and offsite digital forensics services for government investigation, litigation, eDiscovery, FOIA, cyber security, and intelligence projects.

Law Enforcement Agencies, Body-Worn Cameras, and the Freedom Of Information Act Data Management, Communications, Security, Mobile/Portable Computing, Technology Equipment June 09, 2017
Forensic Optical Topography - A Landscape Study

The National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) at RTI International directed this landscape study of optical topography instrument for implementation in forensic practice with input from law enforcement, crime laboratories, research scientists, and practitioners in the criminal justice community. A landscape study, in concept, is designed to provide a comprehensive list of market participants, their products, and product features to enable better informed decisions by end users. This report provides a landscape view of currently available optical topography systems for firearms identification. It is intended to provide forensic laboratory directors, practitioners, and stakeholders with a survey of commercial systems and a basic introduction to the technology. 

Optical topography systems for firearms identification Data Management April 17, 2017
2017 SAFECOM Strategic Plan

The SAFECOM Strategic Plan and Implementation Guide is a stakeholder-driven plan that aims to enhance operability and interoperability for public safety communications through the education of the community, decision makers, and elected officials on short- and mid-term priorities and their associated annual products and activities.

The Plan also provides clarification on SAFECOM’s strategies to prioritize resources, strengthen governance, identify future investments, and address interoperability gaps over the long term. Additionally, this Plan:

  •  Provides a nationwide perspective on the public safety communications community’s top concerns
  •  Provides suggested focus areas for the current calendar year, which local, regional, state, territorial, and tribal levels may use to drive their own activities and allocate resources
  •  Aligns SAFECOM’s work products to the 2014 National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) and suggested timeline for execution
  •  Provides a concrete list of investment justifications validating the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications’ (OEC) expenditures for in-person, collaborative stakeholder meetings
Public Safety Interoperability Communications March 31, 2017
The Intelligence-Driven Prosecution Model

The Intelligence-Driven Prosecution Model: A Case Study in the New York County District Attorney’s Office.

The Intelligence-Driven Prosecution Model (IDPM), designed and implemented by the New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY), is a prosecutorial strategy rooted in the rigorous collection of background information about the people, places, and problems driving crime in specific neighborhoods.  Through enhanced information gathering—including close coordination with local law enforcement and robust community outreach—the IDPM intends to facilitate improved prosecutorial decision making.  Technology-centered intelligence collection that focuses on specific people and places driving crime adds a unique dimension to data analysis.  With funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, a study was conducted to document how the IDPM operates and explore the model’s implementation and effects in New York County, known more widely as the borough of Manhattan.

Enhanced information gathering and improved prosecutorial decision making Data Management March 28, 2017
License Plate Reader Policy Development Template for Use in Intelligence and Investigative Activities

To support justice entities in their efforts to implement License Plate Reader (LPR) policies and procedures, this policy development template was developed by state, local, and federal law enforcement and criminal justice partners and is designed to assist justice entity personnel—whether in a law enforcement or homeland security agency, a fusion center, or an intelligence unit—in developing a comprehensive LPR policy.

License Plate Readers Mobile/Portable Computing March 06, 2017
Report on Lightweight Cryptography

NIST-approved cryptographic standards were designed to perform well on general-purpose computers. In recent years, there has been increased deployment of small computing devices that have limited resources with which to implement cryptography. When current NIST-approved algorithms can be engineered to fit into the limited resources of constrained environments, their performance may not be acceptable. For these reasons, NIST started a lightweight cryptography project that was tasked with learning more about the issues and developing a strategy for the standardization of lightweight cryptographic algorithms. This report provides an overview of the lightweight cryptography project at NIST, and describes plans for the standardization of lightweight cryptographic algorithms

Constrained devices; lightweight cryptography; standardization Security March 01, 2017
North American Grid Modernization Test Bed Survey

Smart grid test beds are a critical resource for developing and testing new technologies in a controlled and economic fashion. They help our industry avoid the consequences of deploying unproven technology at scale by a utility or grid operator. SGIP’s Grid Modernization Test Bed survey was created to foster collaboration among industry players who are engaged in such research and testing. The North American Grid Modernization Test Bed Survey is a high-level look at who is doing what in this realm of study. This is not an inclusive look at all the research underway, but it does include some of the biggest, most important grid modernization sites in North America.

Grid Modernization Data Management, Communications February 15, 2017

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