Interoperable Communications / Information Sharing
A Framework for Justice Information Sharing: Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), September 2004
Office of Justice Programs (OJP), September 2004. The purpose of this report is to describe the recommendations of the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Advisory Committee (GAC) for the design and development of an information system architecture that will support both the operational requirements of justice agencies and the requirements for a national system for information sharing among the justice community.
Building Exchange Content Using the Global Justice XML Data Model: A User Guide for Practitioners and Developers
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), June 2005. This users guide provides clear and concise guidance for a novice user to an experienced technology veteran. This project was developed through a partnership of local, state and federal practitioners and is an important step in creating a mechanism where accurate and timely information can be shared among the participants.
Can We Talk? Public Safety and the Interoperability Challenge, April 2000
National Institute of Justice (NIJ), April 2000. This article reports on the National Institute of Justice's efforts to support agency-to-agency radio communication solutions. This includes the integration of 12 agencies in San Diego County (CA) and the creation of Advanced Generation of Interoperability for Law Enforcement (AGILE) in 1998. AGILE has four main components: supporting research and development; testing, evaluating, and piloting technologies; developing standards; and educating and reaching out to end users and policymakers. The article concludes with a discussion of the future of interoperability.
GJXDM Law Enforcement Information Exchange Package Workshop Report
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), March 2005. The publication of law enforcement Information Exchange Packages (IEPs) ), produced by SEARCH and funded by the COPS Office, provides tangible models and GJXDM content that can be used by local law enforcement agencies pursuing data interoperability and can support information sharing about crimes and offenders throughout the U.S. This report provides information on the workshops which led to the development of these IEPs.
Global Justice XML Data Model
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)/Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The Global Justice XML Data Model (Global JXDM) is intended to be a data reference model for the exchange of information within the justice and public safety communities. This guide outlines the updates to the newest version of the model and provides definitions and guidelines regarding GJXML.
Information Exchange Package Documentation
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), March 2005. Information Exchange Package Documentation can significantly help local law enforcement agencies by providing good baseline models for GJXDM conformant information exchange. The COPS Office funded SEARCH to develop this first set of reference IEPDs for law enforcement, which includes an Incident Report, a Field Interview Report, a Booking Report, and a Charging Document.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), April 2005. This brochure outlines the core elements of interoperability according to the stated needs and challenges of the public safety community. It is intended as a tool to aid public safety practitioners and policy makers in their short and long term interoperability efforts. This tool was developed in accordance with DHS Science and Technology Directorateís Office for Interoperability and Compatibilityís SAFECOM program.
Justice Data Exchange Standards, May 2001
Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Information Technology Initiative, May 2001. This brief explains the importance of standardizing data exchange between law enforcement agencies. The authors argue that as standards are developed and implemented, they should be used as a basis for building industry-specific standards. The authors also look to the future of technology to ensure that any standards developed will remain strategic and feasible.
National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan, February 2005
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), February 2005. The article is a formal intelligence sharing initiative that addresses the security and intelligence needs recognized after September 11th.
State and Local Law Enforcement Wireless Communications and Interoperability:A Quantitative Analysis, January, 1998
National Institute of Justice (NIJ), January 1998. This study was designed to ascertain the technological and telecommunications capacities of law enforcement agencies. It also measured the extent and nature of interoperability practiced by the agencies.
When They Can't Talk Lives are Lost, February 2003
National Institute of Justice (NIJ), February 2003. This brochure acts as a companion to Why Canít We Talk? Working Together to Bridge the Communications Gap to Save Lives. The brochure explains some of the reasons behind interoperability, the importance of interoperability and answers general interoperability questions.
Why Canít We Talk, Working Together to Bridge the Communications Gap to Save Lives, February 2003
National Institute of Justice, February 2003. This guide provides public officials with information on planning, establishing governance structure, and technology strategies to achieve interoperability, the ability for all responding agencies to communicate on demand and in real time. This guide examines these barriers to interoperability and provides valuable information for local, regional, State, and national public officials on what needs to be done to overcome these barriers and how their involvement can assist in breaking down the barriers. The guide is designed to provide public officials with easy-to-understand information on interoperability.