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.

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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
Task Force on Optimal PSAP Architecture (TFOPA)

The Task Force on Optimal PSAP Architecture (TFOPA) is a federal advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) to provide recommendations to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding actions that Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) can take to optimize their security, operations, and funding as they migrate to Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1).

The primary purpose of the TFOPA is to provide the 9-1-1 community and national, state, tribal, regional and locally elected and appointed officials, with a fundamental understanding of what Next Generation of 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) is, its benefits to the public, options and opportunities associated with efficiently and cost effectively adopting and deploying NG9-1-1, long-term cost savings available and initial and long-term funding options. 

Communications Communications February 2016
WideBridge: Bridging the Gap to Provide Mission-Critical Broadband Services for Public Safety

WideBridge: Bridging the Gap to Provide Mission-Critical Broadband Services for Public Safety

  • End-to-End Secure Communications
  • Certified Data Channel (NSA, NIST FIPS 140-2)
  • Broadband and Legacy CNR Systems Support
Communications Communications February 2016
WideBridge Explained

WideBridgeTM is designed to provide public safety first responders with the next evolution in secure, standards-based mission-critical communications leveraging Land Mobile Radio with LTE cellular networks and Smartphones for situational awareness and information sharing to keep communities safe and save lives. WideBridge is a part of the SmartResponderTM solution family.

Communications Interoperability Communications February 2016
The Foundation for an Application Ecosystem

FirstNet is ushering in a new frontier for public safety First Responders by building the National Public Safety Broadband Wireless Network (NPSBN). To fully utilize the capabilities of the NPSBN, a comprehensive set of applications delivering voice, video and data services will be required. The advent of secure broadband services will form the foundation of next generation public safety communications tools and capabilities and the basis of a robust Application Ecosystem.

WideBridge’s capabilities address the operational, technical, and even fiscal aspects of this exciting new world. Infinitely more scalable than hardware-based solutions, WideBridge is a set of public safety-grade converged secure voice, video, and data services that can be deployed for a jurisdiction, a region, or a nation, and it’s ready for NPSBN today.

Communications Interoperability Communications February 2016
Intertalk and Interoperability

InterTalk™ is a modern Critical Information Management (CIM) system which includes a full feature console, a sophisticated control subsystem and an integrated archival logger for all types of traffic and information. InterTalk has been designed to meet the operational needs of the most stringent user. Whether it’s a public safety network, an electrical utility or a transportation hub, whenever and wherever there is a need to handle mission critical communications with intelligence and power, the InterTalk system's combination of features along with its scalable architecture and extensive interface options makes it a natural fit.

Communications Interoperability Communications February 2016
Using Research to move Policing Forward

In an article for the NIJ Journal, Capt. James Nolette of the Fayetteville (North Carolina) police department explores how research dictates what law enforcement officers do, whether they realize it or not. It could be as simple as how effective it is for police officers to carry a tourniquet on their duty belts or as high profile as storing data from body-worn cameras. Nolette discusses how his department is using research to move policing forward. 

Communications, Data Management Data Management, Communications February 2016
IoT-Enabled Smart City Framework

Two barriers currently exist to effective and powerful smart city solutions. First, many current smart city ICT deployments are based on custom systems that are not interoperable, portable across cities, extensible, or cost-effective. Second, a number of architectural design efforts are currently underway (e.g. ISO/IEC JTC1, IEC, IEEE, ITU and consortia) but have not yet converged, creating uncertainty among stakeholders. There is a lack of consensus on both a common language/taxonomy and smart city architectural principles. The result is that these groups are likely to generate standards outputs, including standards that are divergent, perhaps even contradictory, which does not serve the global smart city community well. 

Data Interoperability Data Management, Communications February 2016
How Calgary Police Stores 1 Petabyte of Video Surveillance Data

Quantum allows law enforcement agencies to invest more in other surveillance tools by saving money on storage.

Data Security, Data Storage Data Management February 2016
Deploying Intelligent Storage for Video Surveillance and Physical Security

The video surveillance industry is undergoing a significant transformation—it is much more than simply observing crimes. Challenges created by more cameras, higher resolutions, and increasingly complex analytics are creating an influx in data, and managing this infrastructure takes an intelligent, scalable storage platform. Quantum’s video surveillance data storage solution has the ability to tier storage, which will save you money without reducing video quality, retention time, or camera streams—allowing you to invest more in other tools needed to successfully keep people and property safe.

Security, Data Storage Data Management, Security February 2016