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
2008 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government Booklet

This booklet contains summaries of innovative state government programs in the following areas: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery; Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships; Data, Information and Knowledge Management; Digital Government – G to B; Digital Government – G to C; Digital Government – G to G; Enterprise IT Management Initiatives; Information Communications Technology Innovations; Information Security and Privacy; and IT Project and Portfolio Management.

State Government Programs Data Management, Communications August 2008
2008 State Homeland Security Directors Survey

The 2008 State Homeland Security Directors Survey provides an overview of the fifth annual survey of the 56 state and territorial homeland security directors. In addition to providing details of the state governance structures and homeland security priorities, this report presents an update of the state-federal homeland security partnership and examines states' recent experience with federal grant programs.

Survey of State Homeland Security Directors Uncategorized March 2009
2011 Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government

Released in conjunction with NASCIO's Best Practices in the Use of Information Technology in State Government Awards, this booklet contains summaries of innovative state government programs in the following areas: Cross-Boundary Collaboration and Partnerships; Data, Information and Knowledge Management; Digital Government - G to B; Digital Government - G to C; Fast Track Solutions; Enterprise IT Management Initiatives; Improving State Operations; Information Communications Technology (ICT) Innovations; Open Government Initiatives; and Risk Management Initiatives.

IT in State Government Uncategorized September 2011
2011 National Network of Fusion Centers - Final Report

The 2011 National Network of Fusion Centers Final Report (Final Report) describes the overall capabilities of the National Network based on the 2011 Fusion Center Assessment (2011 Assessment) data. This report includes (1) a detailed analysis of the collective capability of fusion centers, (2) an analysis of the effectiveness of federal support to fusion centers, and (3) recommendations for Federal Government action to support the National Network in further building its capabilities.

Fusion Centers Data Management April 2012
2012 Census of Governments - Individual State Descriptions

A census of governments is taken at 5-year intervals as required by law under Title 13, U.S. Code, Section 161. This 2012 Census covers three major subject fields—government organization, public employment, and government finances.The “Individual State Descriptions” provides information about the organization of state and local governments. There is a separate summary for each state and the District of Columbia. The summaries are divided according to the five basic types of local governments recognized for the U.S. Census Bureau’s classification of government units— county, municipal, township, school district, and special district governments.

Government organization, employment, and finances Uncategorized September 2013
2015 Key Market Drivers

This report will help state and local IT vendors:

  • Identify the top areas of concern for state and local government agencies and how those issues influence procurement of IT systems
  • Understand language and key terms that government agencies use when referring to new technologies
  • Review live, pre-RFP, projects uncovered by CJIS GROUP researchers that fit each top market driver
  • Develop strategies to work with agencies that are assessing and reviewing new technologies in the near future
Key Market Drivers Uncategorized January 2015
2015 National 911 Progress Report

The mission of the National 911 Program is to provide Federal leadership in supporting and promoting optimal 911 services. It was created as a point of coordination for activities among 911 stakeholders and to provide information that can be used to improve the 911 system. We do that by developing a variety of tools and resources including tools that can be used to plan and implement Next Generation (NG) 911.
The National 911 Program is housed within the Office of Emergency Medical Services at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – part of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).
The data within the National 911 Progress Report was collected as part of a project entitled, the “911 Resource Center” which is operated by Booz Allen Hamilton under contract with NHTSA of the USDOT.

Telecommunications, 911 Communications March 2016
2015 State CIO Survey: The Value Equation

The state IT and business landscape continues to change, reflecting both emerging approaches to delivering IT products and services, and also the faster paced, more complex environment
faced by state CIOs. We asked state CIOs to share their perspective on a number of topics, with a particular focus on the emerging role of the CIO as a broker of shared services, and
on the use of incremental software development approaches to accelerate the delivery of value to customers. These topics share a common theme – customer expectations continue to rise, and state CIOs must be agile enough to adapt to changing circumstances and to rapidly deliver business value. We also asked CIOs about the characteristics they felt were most valuable for a state CIO, and which dimensions of the role were most critical for success. 

Data Management Data Management October 2015
2016 National 911 Progress Report

The National 911 Program was created to provide Federal leadership and coordination in promoting optimal 911 services. The program operates and maintains a “National 911 Profile Database” (Profile Database) for collecting and analyzing data that can be used to characterize the status of the statewide 911 systems that comprise the National 911 system. A total of 46 States and territories provided data during the 2016 data collection effort, which is an increase from 42 States in 2015. 

National 911 Progress Communications January 2017
2017 SAFECOM Strategic Plan

The SAFECOM Strategic Plan and Implementation Guide is a stakeholder-driven plan that aims to enhance operability and interoperability for public safety communications through the education of the community, decision makers, and elected officials on short- and mid-term priorities and their associated annual products and activities.

The Plan also provides clarification on SAFECOM’s strategies to prioritize resources, strengthen governance, identify future investments, and address interoperability gaps over the long term. Additionally, this Plan:

  •  Provides a nationwide perspective on the public safety communications community’s top concerns
  •  Provides suggested focus areas for the current calendar year, which local, regional, state, territorial, and tribal levels may use to drive their own activities and allocate resources
  •  Aligns SAFECOM’s work products to the 2014 National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) and suggested timeline for execution
  •  Provides a concrete list of investment justifications validating the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications’ (OEC) expenditures for in-person, collaborative stakeholder meetings
Public Safety Interoperability Communications March 2017

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