New Offering in Podcast Series Provides Strategies for Project Momentum During Budget Downtowns

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On March 16, SEARCH released the newest podcast in our Justice Information Sharing - National Initiatives, Programs, Projects and Technologies series. It addresses the timely topic of Maintaining Project Momentum During Budget Reductions, and is available at

"This latest podcast in our series directly addresses an issue that most, if not all, justice executives around the country are facing: how to maintain programs and initiatives through tough fiscal circumstances," said Scott Came, Director of Systems and Technology for SEARCH.

"We were able to bring together three leaders from somewhat different environments to talk about techniques and strategies for maintaining momentum. They also share their thoughts on the Federal stimulus package and the resources it makes available to state, local, and tribal practitioners."

Participating in the podcast are:

Gary K. Cooper, Director of Criminal Justice Information Services, California Department of Justice
Linda Rosenberg, Director of the Office of Criminal Justice System Improvements, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
David Steingraber, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance

SEARCH's Justice Information Sharing Podcast series features discussions and interviews among practitioners, industry experts, and government leaders regarding a variety of justice and public safety issues. This exciting, new and efficient alternative provides interesting and useful information while you are on the go. Whether commuting, traveling, exercising, or multi-tasking in your office, the Justice Information Sharing podcasts are a simple way to stay current on developments across the country.

The 2009 podcast series is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

Previous podcasts covered BJA's 2009 outlook/priorities, and understanding the Justice Reference Architecture. BJA and SEARCH plan to roll out a number of interviews and discussions in the coming months, on topics such as securing information exchanges and managing information sharing initiatives effectively.

For questions about the SEARCH podcast series, email