SEARCH Launches New JIEM® Website

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SEARCH is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned Justice Information Exchange Model (JIEM®) website. JIEM® was developed by SEARCH through funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, to help jurisdictions across the country document their business information sharing requirements.

The site includes several new features, such as easier access to information and more detail on the three integrated components of JIEM®-the JIEM® Methodology, Reference Model, and Modeling Tool. The site is geared both to those new to JIEM®, as well as current certified JIEM® users. It provides links to a one-page flyer for an at-a-glance summary of JIEM®, the JIEM® Conceptual Framework, which defines and illustrates the five dimensions of information exchange, and the JIEM® Reference Model, version 1.01.

The new site also offers a "sneak peek" at the newest version of the JIEM® Tool, which will be available on the Eclipse platform and is scheduled for a Fall 2007 release. Visitors to the site can sign up to get future announcements on the new JIEM® Tool release, to learn of training opportunities, or to take a WebEx JIEM® Quick-start Course. An FAQs page provides further details on the pending release.

"Our goal with the new site was to sharpen the message about JIEM®, and to make clear what a valuable resource BJA and SEARCH have provided to the practitioner community," said Director of Systems and Technology Scott M. Came. "The refresh of the content is the first step in several planned for the next few months that will provide more JIEM® information and functionality to the community."