BJA and SEARCH Launch Justice Information Sharing Podcast Website Feature

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A new podcast feature on Justice Information Sharing -- National Initiatives, Programs, Projects and Technologies is now available on the SEARCH website. The series features discussion and interviews from practitioners, industry experts, and government leaders about the latest in peer-to-peer best practices, challenges, and successes from across the country.

The first podcast features BJA Director Domingo Herraiz, and SEARCH Deputy Executive Director Kelly Harris, who discuss trends and priorities in the national justice community for 2009. In the second podcast, Dr. Thomas Clarke, Vice-President of Research and Technology, National Center for State Courts, and Chair of the Global Infrastructure/Standards Working Group along with SEARCH Director of Systems and Technology Scott Came, talk about how practitioners can use the Global Justice Reference Architecture (JRA) to share infrastructure effectively and improve business agility by leveraging a service-oriented approach to information sharing.

The 2009 podcast series is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). "As Director Herraiz says in the first podcast, this is a good example of leveraging the Internet and modern technology to get useful information in the hands of justice practitioners," said Mr. Came. "BJA and SEARCH plan to roll out a number of interviews and discussions in the coming months, on topics such as addressing budget challenges, securing information exchanges, and managing information sharing initiatives effectively. We hope this continues to be a valuable resource for practitioners."