SEARCH Welcomes New Systems and Technology Staff

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Mr. James E. Douglas has recently joined SEARCH as a Justice Information Systems Specialist, where he offers assistance with systems planning and implementation on integrated justice projects. Mr. Douglas provides training, technical assistance, and research on automated systems development, automation planning, and justice information sharing to state, local, and tribal jurisdictions nationwide.

Mr. Douglas has more than 20 years of experience in information systems technology and voice/data networks, and more than 5 years of experience with planning, implementing, and managing interoperable communications, information technology (IT), and information sharing for public safety agencies. His expertise includes engineering, design, and integration of information systems and networks, implementing wireless data networking technologies, developing data models, and service-oriented architecture.

"Jim's engineering background, combined with his policy and project management experience, makes him a great addition to our Systems and Technology team. His contributions will have immediate benefit for our technical assistance engagements with state, local, and tribal practitioners, as well as our participation in Global and National Information Exchange Model initiatives," said Director of Systems and Technology Scott M. Came.

Prior to joining SEARCH in 2007, Mr. Douglas was project manager for L3 Government Services, Inc., where he managed a group of IT professionals in support of National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center-Northeast (NLECTC-NE) and National Institute of Justice (NIJ) special projects in information sharing and data quality for law enforcement and corrections, probation, and parole. He also worked on U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security projects supporting the development and implementation of the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM), Justice Reference Architecture (JRA), and National Information Exchange Model (NIEM).

He also worked for AppliedTheory Communications Corp., as a sales engineer and network engineering manager; Hamilton College, New York, as associate director of networks and systems; the State University of New York Institute of Technology, Utica, as assistant director of systems and telecommunications/adjunct professor; and at MIT and McDonnell Douglas as an aerospace engineer.

Mr. Douglas is currently a member of various Global groups, including the Global Infrastructure/Standards Working Group (GISWG), and Global Justice XML Data Model Training and Technical Advisory Committee (GTTAC). He also serves on the NIEM Business Architecture Committee (NBAC), and has also served on the XML Structure Task Force (XSTF), NIJ grant review panels, and the North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG).

He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering from Clarkson University, New York, where he graduated with distinction.