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.
|A Report from the Task Force on State and Local Homeland Security Funding||
Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge formed the Task Force on State and Local Homeland Security Funding to examine why federal funds were not reaching local governments and first responders in a timely fashion. The Task Force was brought together on a bipartisan basis to examine the funding process and to provide specific recommendations to expedite the flow of homeland security dollars to those responsible for preventing and responding to acts of terrorism.
|International Association of Chiefs of Police<br>2004 State Legislative Report||
The IACP prepares an annual State Legislative Report in order to provide members with a review of the major law enforcement-related legislative initiatives that were considered, or are currently under consideration, in each state. Although the IACP staff tracks all law enforcement-related legislation, this document provides information on only those legislative initiatives that were enacted or were the subject of significant legislative activity.
|Legislative Bills||Services||June 2004|
|US Conference of Mayors Tracking Federal Homeland Security Funds Survey||
Homeland Security Monitoring Center Mayors’ Report to the Nation: Tracking Federal Homeland Security Funds sent to the 50 State Governments A 215-City/50-State Survey
|Funding||Data Management||June 2004|
|National Response Plan||
The NRP represents a true “national” framework in terms of both product and process. The NRP development process included extensive vetting and coordination with Federal, State, local, and tribal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, private-sector entities, and the first-responder and emergency management communities across the country. The NRP incorporates best practices from a wide variety of incident management disciplines to include fire, rescue, emergency management, law enforcement, public works, and emergency medical services. The collective input we received from our public- and private-sector partners has been, and will continue to be, absolutely critical to the implementation and continued refinement of the core concepts included in this groundbreaking national plan.
|NRP Best Practices||Data Management, Communications||December 2004|
|Guidelines for Establishing and Operating Fusion Centers at the Local, State, Tribal, and Federal Level||
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security collaborated in the development of the fusion center guidelines contained in this report.
|Fusion Center Guidelines||Data Management||January 2005|
|Information Sharing for Homeland Security: A Brief Overview||
This report reviews some of the principal existing homeland security information sharing arrangements, as well as some projected arrangements in this regard, and discusses related policy, evaluations, and proposed legislation. It will be updated as events warrant.
|Information Sharing Assessments /Recommendations||Data Management, Communications||January 2005|
|HOMELAND SECURITY IN THE STATES: MUCH PROGRESS, MORE WORK||
This report presents an overview and discussion of the survey results, which indicate that significant progress has been made in the three years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
|Interoperability/ Information Sharing||Data Management||January 2005|
|The National Mandate For Interoperability<br><br>CJIS GROUP<br>Briefing Paper||
Billions are spent on projects to improve justice and public safety information sharing through interoperability. The intent of this CJIS GROUP Briefing Paper is to provide an overview and perspective on the national mandate for the interoperability of Justice & Public Safety communications and information systems.
|Position Paper on The Emergence of E-Everything||
This paper addresses some of the policy and logistical issues surrounding the electronic access revolution in the state courts.
|Electronic Access in State Courts||Data Management||November 2005|
|Public Safety Wireless Communications and Interoperability Standards 2006||
The DHS SAFECOM program serves to assist local, tribal, state, and federal public safety agencies improve public safety response through more effective and efficient interoperable wireless communications. Communications interoperability is the ability of public safety agencies to talk across disciplines and jurisdictions via radio communications systems, exchanging voice and/or data with one another on demand, in real time, when needed.