SEARCH Staff Supports 2009 NIEM National Training Event

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The SEARCH Systems and Technology team is playing a key support role in the 2009 NIEM National Training Event, scheduled for September 30-October 2, 2009, in Baltimore, Maryland.

SEARCH staff have provided assistance to the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance in the planning of this event, which promises to be the definitive training event on the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) and information sharing.

SEARCH's involvement has been through its participation in BJA's Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance Committee (JTTAC). The JTTAC is a strategic partnership of national stakeholder organizations that play leadership roles assisting jurisdictions nationwide that need training and assistance that:
  • enables the implementation of information sharing and
  • promotes national consensus standards.

The three-day NIEM National Training Event will provide valuable guidance, tools, and resources via concurrent sessions covering subjects of interest to executives, program managers, system architects, and implementers. The event website offers more details on the Training Event's sessions, registration, schedule, hotel and travel information, as does the event flyer.

Mr. James Douglas, a Justice Information Systems Specialist with SEARCH, will address event attendees on the work of the Global Services Task Team, which he chairs. Other staff will be there to ensure SEARCH has a strong presence at this key event.

"The conference includes many forward-thinking topics, including presentations by practitioners on lessons they've learned from implementing NIEM. The conference will also be the forum for the release of NIEM 2.1," noted SEARCH Systems and Technology Director Scott Came.

"If states and local jurisdictions are working with NIEM (or planning to do so), this conference will be one of the best ways to sharpen skills and gain awareness of what is going on nationally," he added.