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 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 2017
Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy (v5.6)

Law enforcement needs timely and secure access to services that provide data wherever andwhenever for stopping and reducing crime. In response to these needs, the Advisory Policy Board(APB) recommended to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that the Criminal JusticeInformation Services (CJIS) Division authorize the expansion of the existing security managementstructure in 1998.Administered through a shared management philosophy, the CJIS SecurityPolicy contains information security requirements, guidelines, and agreements reflecting the willof law enforcement and criminal justice agencies for protecting the sources, transmission, storage,and generation of Criminal Justice Information (CJI).The Federal Information SecurityManagement Act of 2002 provides further legal basis for the APB approved management,operational, and technical security requirements mandated to protect CJI and by extension thehardware, software and infrastructure required to enable the services provided by the criminaljustice community.

Data Security Security June 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 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 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 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 2017
Fostering Innovation in Community and Institutional Corrections: Identifying High-Priority Technology and Other Needs

The agencies of the U.S. corrections enterprise manage offenders confined in prisons and jails and those who have been released into the community on probation and parole. To better achieve its objectives and play its role within the criminal justice enterprise, the sector needs innovation in corrections technology, policy, and practice. This report draws on published literature and new structured deliberations of a practitioner Corrections Advisory Panel to frame an innovation agenda. It identifies and prioritizes potential improvements in technology, policy, and practice in both community and institutional corrections. 

Corrections Technology Uncategorized February 2017
2016 National 911 Progress Report

The National 911 Program was created to provide Federal leadership and coordination in promoting optimal 911 services. The program operates and maintains a “National 911 Profile Database” (Profile Database) for collecting and analyzing data that can be used to characterize the status of the statewide 911 systems that comprise the National 911 system. A total of 46 States and territories provided data during the 2016 data collection effort, which is an increase from 42 States in 2015. 

National 911 Progress Communications January 2017
Strategies for Connecting Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claimants to the Workforce System: Findings from the Implementation Study of the UI Workforce Connectivity Grant Program

In 2010 the Department established a workgroup comprised of workforce leaders at the local, state, and national levels, and partnered with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) to develop a shared national vision to improve connectivity between UI program service delivery and reemployment services provided through the workforce system, both through one-stop centers and virtually and to promote innovative reemployment service delivery strategies for all job seekers.

To advance this new national vision the Department partnered with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies Information Technology Support Center (NASWA/ITSC) to provide grants to states to implement strategies and technology tools that embodied the different elements of the vision, now referred to as the UI Reemployment Connectivity Project (the project). As part of the connectivity grants program, the Department sponsored an implementation study of the Reemployment Connectivity Project.

Virtual Service Delivery Methods Data Management, Communications, Services January 2017