SEARCH Promotes Mark Perbix to Systems and Technology Director

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Mark Perbix
SEARCH is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Mark D. Perbix to Director of Systems and Technology, effective March 1, 2011.

In his new role, Mr. Perbix will be responsible for overseeing SEARCH's initiatives to support justice and public safety information sharing nationwide, and providing direct assistance to Federal, state, local, and tribal practitioners to develop and execute strategies for information sharing and technology deployment. He takes over from Scott Came, who served in this role for 4 years before his recent promotion to Deputy Executive Director.

"For the past 5 1/2 years, Mr. Perbix has made significant contributions to SEARCH in his role as Justice Information Systems Specialist for our Systems and Technology Program," noted SEARCH Executive Director Ronald P. Hawley. "He has led projects in nearly every area that Systems and Technology covers, from strategic planning and architecture development, to modeling with JIEM, to building exchange specifications with NIEM and the Global Justice XML Data Model." He is known as a positive contributor on national workgroups, such as the Global Infrastructure/Standards Working Group, and has long served as a leader in the National Association for Justice Information Systems (NAJIS) and other practitioner organizations.

Recently, Mr. Perbix led major, highly visible projects for SEARCH, such as a major contract support for a large state Administrative Office of the Courts and an offender reentry best practices project for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice.

"Mark has consistently been an advocate for doing projects the right way, and leveraging SEARCH's capabilities to improve our clients' business and to deliver maximum value for the funding we receive," said Mr. Came. "He has demonstrated the leadership qualities that will serve him well in this new role."

Mr. Perbix previously worked for the Colorado Department of Public Safety's Division of Criminal Justice, where he was the lead grant manager for federally funded IT projects. He also served as CIO for the Colorado Integrated Criminal Justice Information System (CICJIS) program to develop a Web portal to their integrated information system. Mr. Perbix earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a master's degree in Judicial Administration from the University of Denver College of Law. He is a Certified Computing Professional through the Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals.