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 descending
Profiles of Progress 3: State Health IT Initiatives

This compendium is a product of NASCIO’s Health IT Working Group. It provides a state-by-state “snapshot” of progress that each state has made toward developing and implementing health information exchange and other health IT initiatives. It specifically examines the role of the state CIO in these efforts, and also includes an overview of the implications for health IT since the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Health Information Technology Data Management March 2009
State Revenue Report

Sales tax decline in late 2008 was the worst in 50 years. Early data for 2009 show further, sharp drop in tax revenues for most states

Funding Uncategorized March 2009
A Project Manager's Guide to RMS/CAD System Software Acquisition

This no-cost guide was developed to provide law enforcement practitioners with a practical and high level overview of project planning, requirements development, and purchasing phases of RMS/CAD System software acquisition. This document is based on the LEITSC Standard Functional Specifications for Law Enforcement Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Version I and Records Management Systems (RMS) Version II. Published with support from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

RMS/CAD Acquisition Data Management May 2009
Mobile ID Device Best Practice Recommendation Version 1.0

This Best Practice Recommendation (BPR) published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides explanatory information and guidelines for the capture, use, security, and transmission of mobile identification data that can be interoperable with similar and dissimilar systems. It also provides guidelines for environmental requirements for Mobile ID devices. This BPR has been developed for government applications and is intended to be used with both open and proprietary systems with the goal of promoting interoperability and data exchange.

Mobile ID Biometrics, Data Management, Mobile/Portable Computing July 2009
IJIS Institute Priority Data Exchanges for Local Communication Centers

The goal of this project is to improve real-time information sharing capabilities in the emergency response environment. Primarily, the program aims to define a strategy for the adoption and use of NIEM as the standard for sharing critical information between emergency communications centers and public safety agencies, within and across jurisdictions, and with other relevant emergency management and intelligence domains of the federal government, as well as to define a CAD Exchange List of high-value exchanges.

Information Sharing Data Management July 2009
IJIS Institute Guide to Information Sharing and Data Interoperability for Local Communication Centers

This document, authored by the Public Safety Data Interoperability (PSDI) committee, provides managers of public safety communications centers (to include Public Safety Answering Points or any agencies that answer emergency calls) with an overview of the issues and opportunities surrounding data interoperability. It provides practical insights and action‐oriented advice for managers looking to enhance data interoperability in their facilities.

Information Sharing and Data Interoperability Data Management, Communications July 2009
What Are the Feds Doing Anyhow?

What's the funding picture for FY 2010 going to look like? What impact will our country's economic woes have on grant funding programs next year? Have these politically charged times changed the approach the Federal Government will take to provide state and local justice and public safety grant assistance? In the September/October 2009 edition of Public Safety IT Magazine, CJIS GROUP partner, Gary Cooper, looks at potential FY 2010 DOJ and DHS state and local grant appropriations.

Funding Uncategorized September 2009
NIEM Conformance for RFPs

This paper is intended to be a resource for public safety practitioners who are making decisions with regard to procurement for public safety computer systems that have, or may in the future have, information sharing requirements with other systems. The goal is to help ensure RFPs meet federal grant requirements and national best practices for information sharing, and to provide help in understanding the technology standards and how they relate to product selection.

Procurement of Public Safety Computer Systems Data Management October 2009
NASCIO'S 2010 Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for State CIOs

Each year NASCIO conducts a survey of the state CIOs to identify and prioritize the top policy and technology issues facing state government. The top ten priorities are identified and used as input to NASCIO's programs, planning for conference sessions, and publications.

Technology Priorities Uncategorized October 2009
FieldSearch: A Tool For Monitoring Sex Offenders

Monitoring sex offenders'computer use can reinforce prohibitions on access to sexual material; help treatment agencies understand and treat offenders; and provide evidence of new crimes, such as possession of child pornography. A powerful tool called Field Search enables law enforcement and community corrections officers to deal with sex offenders' ready access to the Internet and to monitor and manage their computer use.

Computer Forensics Software Data Management March 2010