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 descending
A Report from the Task Force on State and Local Homeland Security Funding

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge formed the Task Force on State and Local Homeland Security Funding to examine why federal funds were not reaching local governments and first responders in a timely fashion. The Task Force was brought together on a bipartisan basis to examine the funding process and to provide specific recommendations to expedite the flow of homeland security dollars to those responsible for preventing and responding to acts of terrorism.

Funding Communications June 2004
International Association of Chiefs of Police<br>2004 State Legislative Report

The IACP prepares an annual State Legislative Report in order to provide members with a review of the major law enforcement-related legislative initiatives that were considered, or are currently under consideration, in each state. Although the IACP staff tracks all law enforcement-related legislation, this document provides information on only those legislative initiatives that were enacted or were the subject of significant legislative activity.

Legislative Bills Services June 2004
US Conference of Mayors Tracking Federal Homeland Security Funds Survey

Homeland Security Monitoring Center Mayors’ Report to the Nation: Tracking Federal Homeland Security Funds sent to the 50 State Governments A 215-City/50-State Survey

Funding Data Management June 2004
National Response Plan

The NRP represents a true “national” framework in terms of both product and process. The NRP development process included extensive vetting and coordination with Federal, State, local, and tribal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, private-sector entities, and the first-responder and emergency management communities across the country. The NRP incorporates best practices from a wide variety of incident management disciplines to include fire, rescue, emergency management, law enforcement, public works, and emergency medical services. The collective input we received from our public- and private-sector partners has been, and will continue to be, absolutely critical to the implementation and continued refinement of the core concepts included in this groundbreaking national plan.

NRP Best Practices Data Management, Communications December 2004
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
Information Sharing for Homeland Security: A Brief Overview

This report reviews some of the principal existing homeland security information sharing arrangements, as well as some projected arrangements in this regard, and discusses related policy, evaluations, and proposed legislation. It will be updated as events warrant.

Information Sharing Assessments /Recommendations Data Management, Communications January 2005
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
The National Mandate For Interoperability<br><br>CJIS GROUP<br>Briefing Paper

Billions are spent on projects to improve justice and public safety information sharing through interoperability. The intent of this CJIS GROUP Briefing Paper is to provide an overview and perspective on the national mandate for the interoperability of Justice & Public Safety communications and information systems.

Interoperability Communications November 2005
Position Paper on The Emergence of E-Everything

This paper addresses some of the policy and logistical issues surrounding the electronic access revolution in the state courts.

Electronic Access in State Courts Data Management November 2005
Public Safety Wireless Communications and Interoperability Standards 2006

The DHS SAFECOM program serves to assist local, tribal, state, and federal public safety agencies improve public safety response through more effective and efficient interoperable wireless communications. Communications interoperability is the ability of public safety agencies to talk across disciplines and jurisdictions via radio communications systems, exchanging voice and/or data with one another on demand, in real time, when needed.

Standards Communications January 2006

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