Scott Came Joins SEARCH as New Director of Systems and Technology

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SEARCH is pleased to announce that Mr. Scott M. Came has been named our new Director of Systems and Technology, effective September 18, 2006.

In this position, Mr. Came will develop and direct activities and manage business, technical, and administrative staff under SEARCH’s National Technical Assistance Program, a multifaceted program of information technology services for the nation’s justice community, which includes technical assistance, training, and conference and workshop development. In this role, Mr. Came will oversee SEARCH’s Justice Information Exchange Model (JIEM®) project, a program of technical assistance to build information-sharing models and business processes via a web-based Tool developed, maintained, and enhanced by SEARCH. He will also oversee SEARCH’s justice XML initiatives and its role in the implementation of the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM).

The goal of SEARCH’s Systems and Technology projects are to assist justice and public safety agencies in their efforts to develop, operate, secure, and improve information-sharing and identification systems, and to achieve interagency data exchange.

Mr. Came is an experienced technology leader with over 11 years of progressive experience and a solid track record of success on more than 20 enterprise software development projects. He is experienced in planning and leading criminal justice systems integration projects; strategic planning and performance measurement; communicating complex technology issues to non-technical audiences; defining service-oriented enterprise architectures; development with XML and web services technologies; and documenting software requirements.

“Scott is a great friend to SEARCH and has worked with us on many occasions with regard to the JIEM® Tool, and our work with the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (GLOBAL) and the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM),” said Ms. Kelly J. Harris, SEARCH Deputy Executive Director. “Scott has been a leader in establishing enterprise architectures in the justice and public safety field and is well regarded for his efforts on this. We look forward to working with Scott and our already outstanding Systems and Technology Team to continue the work we have done so far on our JIEM® Tool and in overseeing our information-sharing technical assistance activities.”

Prior to joining SEARCH, Mr. Came was Chief Enterprise Architect for the Washington State Department of Information Services, where he managed and oversaw the delivery of architectural guidance for state agencies, facilitated a committee of state agency chief information officers that developed technical content, established standards for statewide networking, telephony, and system integration, helped state agencies with RFPs and feasibility studies for large software development and implementation projects, and provided guidance to Washington’s integrated justice project on how to implement service-oriented architecture and web services with the GJXDM.

He also previously served as President and Principal Consultant for Justice Integration Solutions, Inc.; as Enterprise Architect and Development Manager for the Washington Administrative Office of the Courts; as Senior Information Technology Architect for ANZUS Technology International; as Senior Managing Consultant/Java Technologies Practice Manager at Logical, Inc./Puget Sound Systems Group; and as a Java programming instructor at the University of Washington–Seattle’s Educational Outreach Java Certificate Program.

Mr. Came’s certifications include Sun-certified Java programmer, Certified ScrumMaster, and SEARCH JIEM® Certification. His memberships include:
  • Integrated Justice Information Systems (IJIS) Institute (member, XML Advisory Committee; and chair, Prosecution Reference Exchange Steering Committee)
  • GLOBAL (member, Infrastructure/Standards Working Group; and industry representative, Service-Oriented Architecture Committee)
  • Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) (member, LegalXML member section and Integrated Justice and Court Filing Technical Committees)
  • International Association of Software Architects (IASA), Puget Sound Chapter
  • Seattle Java Users Group.

Mr. Came has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Georgetown University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude. He completed the first year of an Economics doctorate program at the University of Washington and the Java enterprise architecture course at Sun Microsystems.