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
A System of Trust: Privacy Policies for Justice Information Sharing

This National Governors Association brief identifies common challenges that states face when developing privacy policies for justice information systems and provides a roadmap for states to implement privacy policies based on the experiences of other states.

Privacy Policies Data Management April 2012
Accelerating Progress: Using Health Information Technology and Electronic Health Information Exchange to Improve Care

A distinguished group of bipartisan health policy and technical experts released a report calling for accelerating adoption and use of health information technology (HIT) and electronic health information exchange (HIE) to speed improvements in the U.S. health care system.

Health Information Technology (HIT) Data Management September 2008
Advancing Through Collaboration

Between March and September, 2015, the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) surveyed utilities, national labs, universities and industry players to discover what smart grid technologies were being evaluated in the nation’s many test beds. Objectives of this effort were to:

  • Increase awareness of smart grid testing activities underway
  • Provide a starting point for interested parties to get an understanding of the capabilities of various labs
  • Help identify possible gaps in what is being tested
  • Support collaboration among test bed operators and industry players

One of SGIP’s primary goals is promotion of interoperability and standards. Catalyzing and accelerating R&D in the smart grid area is a major enabler for this goal. Among other insights, the results of this survey show which test beds are open to new alliances and what they’re currently evaluating. SGIP hopes these survey results will foster further collaboration in smart grid test bed activity.

Data Communications Communications February 2016
An IBM Academy of Technology Perspective about FirstNet, a Public Safety Network

After the events of September 2001 in the United States, first responders rallied the United States government to dedicate a portion of the 700 MHz radio frequency in North America to emergency first responders. The 9/11 Commission recommended the establishment of a nationwide, interoperable public safety communications network to resolve the communication challenges that are faced by first responders nationwide. In the United States, this network is called FirstNet. 

Interoperable Communications Communications September 2015
An In-Depth Look at GSA Cooperative Purchasing: The Benefits and Issues Surrounding State Usage of Schedule Contracts

This brief focuses solely on the federal government’s cooperative procurement program, known as the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program (also known as the Federal Supply Schedule), which the federal government has made available for state and local governments to purchase limited items.

Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Program Uncategorized August 2007
An Introduction to Portal Contraband Detection Technology

This primer discusses correctional operations in prisons and jails with respect to portal contraband detection, and includes descriptions of related technology either available in the market today or under development. It will help the correctional professional increase understanding of contraband detection and hopefully generate new thinking related to this area.

Contraband Detection Security May 2010
APCO White Paper: High Priority Information Sharing Needs for Emergency Communications and First Responders

This paper identifies high priority information sharing capabilities currently needed for the emergency communications and first responder communities. As a listing of information sharing needs with a simple description and suggested deliverables for each, it is not intended to provide a detailed analysis, exploration, or case scenario of each issue.

Information Sharing Data Management, Communications June 2012
Are your legacy systems suitable for the cloud?
3 Critical Evaluation Activities to Ensure Migration Success
Many enterprises are currently planning or are in the process of migrating their critical business applications to the cloud as the trend toward the hybrid enterprise continues to gather momentum. In fact, the industry predicts that enterprise spending on cloud-related services could reach the $235 billion mark by 2017.
 
Sponsored by Riverbed
Modernization, Cloud Computing, Legacy Systems Data Management May 2015
Assessing the Implications of the Terrorist Attacks on America for Justice Information and Technology

On December 11-12, 2001, three months after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, over 50 experts from local, state and federal governments, and the private sector gathered in Washington D.C., to assess the implications of the terrorist attacks on America for justice information and technology.

Implications of the Terrorist Attacks on America for Justice Information and Technology Biometrics, Data Management, Security January 2002
Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers

A Supplement to the Fusion Center Guidelines, this document identifies the baseline capabilities for fusion centers and the operational standards necessary to achieve each of the capabilities.

Fusion Centers Data Management August 2008

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