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
BJA Program Brief: Regional Information Sharing Systems Program

The Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Program supports federal, state, and local law enforcement efforts to combat criminal activity that extends across jurisdictional boundaries. Six RISS centers currently provide member law enforcement agencies
nationwide with a broad range of intelligence exchange and related investigative support services. RISS centers focus primarily on violent crime, terrorism, gang activity, organized crime, and drug trafficking.

Regional Information Sharing Data Management March 2002
BJS Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2008

In September 2008, state and local law enforcement agencies employed more than 1.1 million persons on a full-time basis, including about 765,000 sworn personnel (defined as those with general arrest powers). Agencies also employed approximately 100,000 part-time employees, including 44,000 sworn officers. These findings come from the 2008 Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA), the fifth such census to be conducted since the quadrennial series began in 1992.

Law Enforcement Agencies Census Data Uncategorized June 2011
Blue Ribbon Commission Urges Next President to Strengthen Cybersecurity Efforts in First 100 Days

To protect and continue to expand the digital economy, the next U.S. president must strengthen collaboration between the public and private sectors before, during and after cybersecurity events, according to a new report released today by a blue ribbon Presidential Commission.

“When it comes to cybersecurity, organizations cannot operate in isolation. It is impossible to stop all attacks. Resilience must be a core component of any cybersecurity strategy,” the commissioners said in their report.

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity was established by President Obama (Executive Order 13718 (link is external)) with the explicit purpose of making recommendations to strengthen cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors.

The 90-page report emphasizes the need for partnerships between the public and private sectors, as well as international engagement. It also discusses the role consumers must play in enhancing our digital security. The report categorizes its recommendations within six overarching imperatives focused on infrastructure, investment, consumer education, workforce capabilities, government operations, and requirements for a fair and open global digital economy.

Cybersecurity Data Management, Security December 2016
Body-Worn Cameras: Additional Considerations for the Camera Craze

The public perception is that body-worn cameras are a panacea, a cure-all for issues concerning law enforcement, but, with any new technology, there are a number of other considerations before implementation can occur.

Read CJIS GROUP’s examination of the body-worn craze, including

  • how agencies are buying new systems,
  • what other technologies should be included and
  • other areas of opportunity related to this hot trend. 
Body Worn Cameras, Security, Data Storage Security, Mobile/Portable Computing, Technology Equipment June 2015
Broadband Opportunity Council Report and Recommendations

The United States continues to experience unprecedented growth and innovation in broadband and in the advanced applications and services it enables. While the benefits of increased broadband access and adoption are widespread, barriers like income and geography keep many Americans from taking advantage of the economic, educational and social benefits of broadband access. To make sure that the Federal government does everything within its power to support broadband deployment and adoption, on March 23, 2015, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum (Memorandum) “Expanding Broadband Deployment and Adoption by Addressing Regulatory Barriers and Encouraging Investment and Training.”1 The Memorandum created the Broadband Opportunity Council (Council) and tasked it to produce specific recommendations to increase broadband deployment, competition and adoption through executive actions within the scope of existing Agency programs, missions and budgets. 

Data Interoperability, Broadband Data Management, Communications, Mobile/Portable Computing September 2015
Building a 311 System: A Case Study of the City of Minneapolis

This case study examines the process and impact of building a 311 non-emergency call system within the City of Minneapolis.

311 Call System Communications September 2008
California Ballistics Identification System Feasibility Study

DOJ study that to determine the feasibility and potential benefits to law enforcement of utilizing a statewide ballistics identification system.

Ballistics/Evidence Study Services December 2002
Capitals in the Clouds - The Case for Cloud Computing in State Government Part I: Definitions and Principles

Cloud computing has arrived as a serious alternative for state government. There are outstanding issues that must be faced and dealt with in order to maintain the reliability, responsibility, security, privacy, and citizen-confidence in government services. Government is exploring technology and business process innovations that will make the way for government to deliver existing services more economically. Cloud computing provides a number capabilities that have the potential for enabling such innovation.

Cloud Computing Data Management May 2011
Capitals in the Clouds - The Case for Cloud Computing in State Government Part II: Challenges and Opportunities to Get Your Data Right

Cloud computing brings with it opportunities, issues and risks. One major consideration that must be addressed is the management of data – governance, stewardship, consistency, ownership and security. Data is the lifeblood of state government operations and critical for service delivery. With the fiscal stress and operational pressures that are driving state and local governments toward serious consideration and adoption of cloud computing, the data must not be ignored. These pressures must be managed intelligently to avoid pushing government into a future situation that could constitute greater cost, and more difficulty in achieving interoperability of government lines of business and government jurisdictions.

Cloud Computing Data Management September 2011
CASE STUDY: Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office

When the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office in Westminster, Maryland, was looking for a case management solution, they faced many challenges.  Not only did they need a program to manage their growing case load, they were facing the imminent demise of an outdated court system.  With the District and Circuit Court data changing format, resolution was imperative.  

The needs of the office included a convenient means to communicate with the Courts, a database conversion, annually updated Maryland charge codes, customized templates and reports and over 20 enhancements to ensure that the system was scalable and operable for years to come. Fortunately, Judicial Dialog Systems was perfectly positioned to meet the challenges.

Case Management Data Management July 2016

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