SEARCH Welcomes New Justice Information Systems Specialist

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SEARCH is pleased to announce that Mr. Andrew T. Owen joined our organization as a Justice Information Systems Specialist on December 1.

Mr. Owen will work on several projects focused on the development of integrated justice information systems planning and implementation, including the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM) and the Justice Information Exchange Model (JIEM®). He will provide training, technical assistance, and research to state, local, tribal, and Federal jurisdictions nationwide.

”We are truly excited to have someone of Andrew’s caliber and experience joining our team at SEARCH,” said Scott Came, SEARCH Director of Systems and Technology. “His expertise in standards development, technical architecture, and implementing complex information sharing solutions will strengthen our ability to support integrated justice initiatives nationwide.”

Prior to joining SEARCH, Mr. Owen was Lead Systems Analyst for the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center–Northeast (NLECTC-NE). He provided technical assistance to state and local law enforcement, courts, and corrections agencies. This included serving as a consultant to the Rochester (New York) Police Department with its automated field reporting project, and to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to assist with the development of National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Information Exchange Package Documentation (IEPD).

Mr. Owen is experienced with JIEM®, GJXDM, and NIEM, including domain modeling, mapping, and schema creation. He has supported a number of GJXDM/NIEM efforts, including creating corrections-related IEPDs and GJXDM domain models. He participated in the National Institute of Justice’s Information-led Policing and Courts Technology Working Groups to identify technology needs in these domains.

Mr. Owen also has provided support to the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Program’s Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global). He participated on the Global Tech team and its XML Structure Task Force (XSTF), and served as a trainer for the GJXDM Training and Technical Assistance Committee (GTTAC). In this role, he provided training to local and state justice agencies, such as the Chicago Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, and New York State DCJS, and initiatives such as the National Capital Region Emergency Response.

Mr. Owen has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Networking and Systems Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), New York.