SEARCH Promotes Systems and Technology Director Scott Came to Deputy Executive Director

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Scott Came
Mr. Scott Came, Director of Systems and Technology at SEARCH since 2006, has been promoted to Deputy Executive Director, it was announced November 1.

As Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Came will oversee the development, implementation, and management of all SEARCH programs (Systems and Technology, Law and Policy, Public Safety, and High-Tech Crime Training Services) and related projects. He will be second in command of SEARCH staff, reporting to Executive Director Ron Hawley.

Mr. Came assumes his new position January 1, 2011, and replaces Ms. Kelly Harbitter, who will be transitioning to a position as Special Advisor to the SEARCH Executive Director.

"I am confident in Scott's ability to successfully meet this challenge," said Executive Director Hawley. "In his four years with SEARCH, he has a proven track record of success and leadership within the System and Technology Program. His drive to serve our customers with quality products has enabled the program to grow, and the team is recognized nationally for their individual contributions. Personally, Scott is known for his thought leadership and is often the point person on many of our projects for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)."

In recent years, Mr. Came has managed SEARCH's Justice Information Exchange Model (JIEM®) Program funded by BJA, which shows practitioners how to establish a solid foundation for their information sharing projects by modeling exchange requirements. Practitioners apply the JIEM® methodology by using JIEM® software and JIEM® reference models, both of which allow for efficient modeling of complex requirements while aligning models with national best practices. JIEM® helps support the products being developed by the Global Information Sharing Initiative.

He also oversees SEARCH's justice XML initiatives, and SEARCH's role in the implementation of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM).

"Since joining SEARCH, Scott has displayed a strong sense of dedication to improving our operations and eagerly accepts additional projects that benefit us all," added Mr. Hawley. "I strongly believe Scott will bring these same positive characteristics to this new role and thus maintain the high level of excellence we have come to enjoy from our current Deputy Executive Director."

As Director of Systems and Technology, Mr. Came directs activities and manages staff involved in assisting the nation's justice and public safety communities' efforts to develop, operate, secure, and improve information-sharing and identification systems, and to achieve interagency data exchange. These services include technical assistance, training, and conference and workshop development.

He is a recognized expert in enterprise architecture and information sharing architecture. He has served as the editor and architecture advisor to the Global Infrastructure/Standards Working Group (GISWG) Justice Reference Architecture (JRA) initiative. He developed a service-oriented integration architecture (SOA) for state government in Washington, and has helped clients define and implement SOA in his position at SEARCH. His expertise focuses on the strategic planning and policy implications of technology architecture.

Mr. Came is an experienced technology leader with over 11 years of progressive experience and a solid track record of success on more than 20 enterprise software development projects. He is experienced in planning and leading criminal justice systems integration projects; strategic planning and performance measurement; developing SOA and enterprise architecture; development with XML and Web services technologies; and software project management.

Mr. Came has extensive experience leveraging technology to improve justice information sharing. He participated in the initial beta testing of the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM) and has participated in refining its overall architecture. He has provided technical assistance to state and local justice integration initiatives, has served as an instructor in national GJXDM trainings, and has spoken on GJXDM and technical architecture at conferences and symposia. He led the development of Information Exchange Package Documentation for Amber Alerts and Incident Reports, as well as the OASIS Electronic Court Filing 3.0 specification. He is a member of the GISWG and is actively involved in its effort to define a reference SOA for justice integration.

Prior to joining SEARCH, Mr. Came was Chief Enterprise Architect for the Washington State Department of Information Services. He also previously was President and Principal Consultant for Justice Integration Solutions, Inc.; Enterprise Architect and Development Manager for the Washington Administrative Office of the Courts; a technology consultant for ANZUS Technology International and Puget Sound Systems Group; and an instructor at the University of Washington-Seattle's Educational Outreach Java Certificate Program.

He has a bachelor's degree in Economics from Georgetown University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude. He is a Sun-certified Java programmer, a Certified ScrumMaster, and has achieved SEARCH JIEM® Certification.