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.

Titlesort descending Summary Subject Category Date Published
Guidelines for Establishing and Operating Fusion Centers at the Local, State, Tribal, and Federal Level

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security collaborated in the development of the fusion center guidelines contained in this report.
Members of DOJ’s Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative and the Homeland Security Advisory Council also supported this project, which involved numerous law enforcement experts and practitioners from local, state, tribal, and federal agencies, as well as public sector and private entities from across the country. The intent of the alliance was to provide a consistent, unified message and to provide a comprehensive guideline for developing a fusion center within a state or region.

Fusion Center Guidelines Data Management January 2005
Health Care: Next Steps After the Supreme Court Decision

The National Governors Association held a meeting for states entitled Health Care: Next Steps after the Supreme Court Decision, which offered governors' health policy advisors, Medicaid directors, insurance commissioners and exchange leads an opportunity to confer with each other, federal officials and health system experts about next steps relative to their state's health care system. Here is a summary of the meeting and an appendix of questions from states compiled during the meeting.

Appendix Questions From States

Health Care System Data Management July 2012
Health Information Technology 2007 and 2008 Legislation

This report identifies and analyzes five major policy trends across the enacted legislation:

  • Planning
  • Targeted Financing Initiatives
  • Updating Privacy Laws to Facilitate Health Information Exchange
  • Promoting Health Information Exchange
  • Advancing Adoption and Use
Health Information Technology Legislation Data Management October 2008
Health IT Standards for Health Information Management Practices

The IHE Information Technology Infrastructure (ITI) White Paper “HIT Standards for HIM Practices,” describes the need for, value and an approach for aligning HIM business practices (HIM practices) with capabilities of standards-based HIT products to support information governance in healthcare. 

Health Info Management Data Management September 2015
High-Priority Criminal Justice Technology Needs 2009

This report summarizes the high-priority needs for the criminal justice field in the area of technology. These needs are organized into five functional areas:
 

  • Protecting the Public
  • Ensuring Officer Safety
  • Confirming the Guilty and Protecting the Innocent
  • Improving the Efficiency of Justice
  • Enabling Informed Decision-Making
Criminal Justice Technology Uncategorized February 2009
High-Priority Criminal Justice Technology Needs 2010

Through collaboration and consultation with practitioners, NIJ identifies high-priority technology needs for the criminal justice field. These needs are organized into five functional areas and updated yearly:

  • Protecting the Public
  • Ensuring Officer Safety
  • Confirming the Guilty and Protecting the Innocent
  • Improving the Efficiency of Justice
  • Enabling Informed Decision-Making
Criminal Justice Technology Uncategorized June 2010
HOMELAND SECURITY IN THE STATES: MUCH PROGRESS, MORE WORK

This report presents an overview and discussion of the survey results, which indicate that significant progress has been made in the three years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Interoperability/ Information Sharing Data Management January 2005
How Calgary Police Stores 1 Petabyte of Video Surveillance Data

Quantum allows law enforcement agencies to invest more in other surveillance tools by saving money on storage.

Data Security, Data Storage Data Management February 2016
How Interoperability Helps Reduce Costs and Optimize Efficiency

Decades ago, when public safety agencies were first beginning to invest in in-house IT systems, many agencies purchased technology from various vendors that ended up being incompatible with the technology of other agencies, including those in the same geographic localities. The information contained in an RMS system in one jurisdiction was not compatible with the information contained in another, and was functionally useless to any parties other than the primary owner of that system.

This situation ended up creating information siloes amongst agencies with aligned goals: a fire and police department in the same municipality, a county sheriff’s office and a local police force, or EMS forces from adjacent jurisdictions could not share information being collected on these platforms.

Data Interoperability Data Management November 2015
IACP Statewide Criminal Justice Information Sharing Study

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Information Integration Planning Model and Study

Data Sharing Data Management January 2000

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