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
MATRIX PILOT PROGRAM - Multistate Anti-TeRrorism Information Exchange

The $4M MATRIX pilot project involves 13 States and is an effort to increase and enhance the exchange of sensitive terrorism and other criminal activity information between local, state, and federal agencies.

Data Security and Integration Data Management February 2003
Survey of 150 Cities' Direct Homeland Security Cost Increases Related to War/High Threat Alert

The U.S. Conference of Mayors released data compiled in a survey of nearly 150 cities nationwide. These cities are geographically and politically diverse. They range in size from 30,000 to eight million people. As a group, they are spending over $21.4 million per week in additional homeland security costs attributable to the war and the increased threat alert level (code orange). Cities nationwide are spending nearly $70 million per week in additional homeland security costs due to the war and heightened threat alert level.

Homeland Security Cost Survey Services, Security March 2003
Concept for Operations for Integrated Justice Information Sharing - Version 1.0

This Concept for Operations for Integrated Justice Information Sharing (ConOps) provides a discipline-specific focus for justice information sharing, which in turn can be used to identify and expose broader IT architectural and infrastructure issues that must be addressed by state Chief Information Officers (CIOs).

Information Sharing Assessment/ Needs Analysis Data Management July 2003
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices SERC Profiles - Report

NGA State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) 2003 Profiles

Emergency Response Data Management, Communications July 2003
SSA Overview of Identity Search and Matching

Search Software America: Solving the Identity Search and Matching Problem in Criminal Justice Applications - Introduction to Technology

Name Search Data Management, Security August 2003
GAO Testimony- Homeland Security Information Sharing

US General Accounting Office: Homeland Security Information Sharing Responsibilities,Challenges, and Key Management Issues

Homeland Security Information Sharing Data Management September 2003
FIRST MAYORS' REPORT TO THE NATION:Tracking Federal Homeland Security FundsSent to the 50 State GovernmentsA 168-City/50-State Survey

Mayors have been working very closely with the Department of Homeland Security and Secretary Tom Ridge, and with key members of Congress, on the homeland security issues that they consider most important. How best to get local first responders the resources they need tops their list of priorities.  The survey points to improvements that need to be made to the current process.

Funding Data Management, Communications September 2003
OJP The National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan

Office of Justice Programs and the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global)Intelligence Working Group (GIWG) present Solutions and approaches for a cohesive plan to improve our nation’s ability to share criminal intelligence

Data Sharing Data Management September 2003
Uneven Implementation of Wireless Enhanced 911 Raises Prospect of Piecemeal Availability for Years to Come

When an emergency call is placed to 911, prompt response depends on knowing the location of the caller. Enhanced 911 (E911) service automatically provides this critical information. E911 is in place in most of the country for traditional wireline telephone service, where the telephone number is linked to a street address. Expanding E911 capabilities to mobile phones is inherently more challenging because of the need to determine the caller’s geographic location at the moment the call is made. Concerns have been raised about the pace of wireless E911 implementation and whether this service will be available nationwide. GAO reviewed the progress being made in implementing wireless E911 service, the factors affecting this progress, and the role of the federal government in facilitating the nationwide deployment of wireless E911 service.

Status Report Data Management, Communications October 2003
National Governors Association State Homeland Security - Analysis

NGA Analysis of State Homeland Security Organizational Structures established subsequent to September 11, 2001

Homeland Security Data Management, Communications, Security December 2003

Pages