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Sponsored by:
Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, in cooperation with SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, and the Global Justice XML Data Model Training and Technical Assistance Committee
Agenda: Jacksonville
Speaker Presentations now available!
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Day 1: June 4, 2007
8:00 - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 - 9:00 am Welcome and Introductions
Welcome addresses help set the stage for the conference.

Kelly J. Harris
Deputy Executive Director
SEARCH

Tracy Henke
Senior Advisor
The Ashcroft Group, LLC
9:00 - 10:00 am Information Sharing: Challenges, Trends, and Opportunities
The phrase “information sharing” continues to open new horizons and has brought together non-traditional partners to discuss what information is available and what can be shared. As an introduction to the conference, these presenters will discuss some of the national information sharing initiatives—such as fusion centers, N-DEx, and RISS—that are taking an all-crimes approach to information sharing. These initiatives bring agencies from all levels of government to the table to discuss the opportunities available, the challenges to be faced, and how crime trends influence sharing initiatives.

David P. Lewis (facilitator)
Senior Policy Advisor
Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Department of Justice

Lewis Presentation (2mb)

Pat Nelson
Program Manager
Arizona Criminal Justice Commission

Nelson Presentation (3mb)

Timothy S. Reid
Supervisory Special Agent
Criminal Justice Information Services Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Reid Presentation (2mb)
10:00 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 12:00 pm From Business Requirements to Real Information Exchanges – How Vision Becomes a Reality
This session provides a non-technical approach to understanding how strategic visioning becomes a technical reality.

Kelly J. Harris (facilitator)
Deputy Executive Director
SEARCH

Harris Presentation (177kb)

Cmdr. Jonathan H. Lewin
Information Services Division
Chicago Police Department

Lewin Presentation (5mb)

Maury Mitchell
Director
Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center

Mitchell Presentation (4mb)

Jim Pingel
Program Director, WIJIS
Wisconsin Department of Justice

Jeff Sartin
Program & Planning Analyst
Office of Justice Assistance
Wisconsin Justice Information Sharing

Sartin Presentation (1mb)
12:00 – 1:30 pm LUNCH Keynote - Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative
Learn about the work and resources of this important Federal Advisory Committee during this luncheon session.

Robert Boehmer
Director
Institute for Public Safety Partnerships
University of Illinois at Chicago
Breakout Sessions
1:30 – 2:45 pm
Executives: Strategic Planning Principles, Effective Funding, and Oversight
Information sharing initiatives are complex, multi-agency programs typically spanning multiple levels of government. As such, they require formal organizational structure and standing, explicit governance structure and processes, innovative funding, oversight, and ongoing planning to achieve success. During this panel session, learn how one information sharing initiative succeeded in tackling these issues. During the presentation, interactive discussions and audience participation, you will have the opportunity to explore these issues in detail to assist in your own information sharing initiative.

Timothy Barnes
Director
Enterprise Architecture
Court Services & Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA)
District of Columbia
Managers: Information Exchange Modeling/Business Process Mapping
Modeling actual information exchanges is an important and fundamental step to building information sharing capabilities. Beyond identifying critical dimensions and content of the exchange, modeling also provides an important opportunity to map and understand current business processes, identify flaws and impediments to information sharing, and design solutions through process reengineering. This session will explore the goals, expectations, and other practical benefits of using the Justice Information Exchange Modeling (JIEM) tool from the strategic, tactical, and implementation perspectives.

Mark D. Perbix
Justice Information Systems Specialist
SEARCH

Perbix Presentation (1mb)

David Woolfenden
Senior Integration Architect
eVectis Technologies, LLC

Woolfenden Presentation (1mb)
Implementers: Navigating the Standards Landscape
Investigate a variety of standards initiatives, including the Global Justice XML Data Model (JXDM), the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), and the Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council (LEITSC) and related standards, and how these programs relate to one another and other emerging standards development activities.

Scott Came
Director
Systems and Technology
SEARCH

Chief Michael D. Haslip
Public Safety Director
Blaine Police Department, Washington

Came/Haslip Presentation (1mb)
2:45 - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Demonstrating Value through Performance Measures
Explore best practices associated with building an effective performance management program. Measuring performance, constantly assessing and monitoring critical performance metrics, and tailoring proactive response and follow-up are fundamental components of effective management in contemporary justice agencies - indeed, in any organization, public or private, government or industry, large or small.

David J. Roberts (facilitator)
Principal
Global Justice Consulting

Steve Prisoc
Judiciary CIO
Judicial Information Division
Supreme Court of New Mexico

Prisoc Presentation (1mb)
Lewis Presentation (510kb)
4:30 – 6:00 pm Networking Reception
Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with other conference participants, speakers, and BJA and SEARCH staff in an evening reception format.

Day 2: June 5, 2007
7:30 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:00 - 8:45 am Exploring Conference Themes and Practitioner Experiences
An interactive session where speakers and participants will review key themes explored during Day 1, drawing on attending practitioners’ successes, challenges and lessons learned from their information sharing initiatives. The discussion will help inform and focus the remaining conference sessions.

Scott Came
Director
Systems and Technology
SEARCH

Came Presentation (4mb)

David P. Lewis
Senior Policy Advisor
Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Department of Justice
8:45 - 9:45 am Privacy: Understanding the Needs, Policy, and Approach
Ultimately, the most significant stakeholder in a justice information sharing system is the community it services, whether that is a town, city, county, state, tribe, or the nation. The failure to recognize and address privacy principles in the design and administration of the system through policy development may limit its utility, or even lead to the project's demise. This session will emphasize the importance of privacy policy to the information sharing system, discuss strategies for developing privacy policies, and explore reference tools that facilitate making privacy an inherent guiding principle of information sharing system planning and operation.

Robert Boehmer
Director
Institute for Public Safety Partnerships
University of Illinois at Chicago


Alan Carlson
President
Justice Management Institute

Carlson/Boehmer Presentation (1mb)
9:45 - 10:00 am Break
10:00 - 11:00 am Fusion Center Case Study
Fusion centers, which are collaborative efforts to combine and analyze anti-terrorism information from multiple sources, have become increasingly popular as part of homeland security and are being operated in a number of states. During this session, the presenters will discuss their fusion center initiatives, from early development and implementation to dealing with privacy and security concerns.

Jim Fullington
Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)
Georgia Information Systems Advisory Committee (GISAC)

Fullington Presentation (5mb)

Lori Mizell
Government Analyst II
Office of Statewide Intelligence
Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Mizell Presentation (7mb)
Florida Fusion Center Presentation (3mb)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm  Information Sharing Case Studies
Hear practitioners engaged in groundbreaking information sharing initiatives discuss their initiatives, approaches, challenges and success factors. See demonstrations of these new systems in action!

Timothy Barnes
Director
Enterprise Architecture
Court Services & Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA)
District of Columbia

Richard Catalon Jr.
Director
Information Technology
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC)
District of Columbia

Barnes/Catalon Presentation (1mb)

Dennis Mook
Special Assistant to the Executive Assistant Director
Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)

Mook Presentation (1mb)
12:00 – 1:30 pm LUNCH Keynote — NIEM Briefing
NIEM, the National Information Exchange Model, is a partnership of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security. It is designed to develop, disseminate, and support enterprisewide information exchange standards and processes that can enable jurisdictions to effectively share critical information in emergency situations, as well as support the day-to-day operations of agencies throughout the nation. Hear about this exciting initiative during this luncheon session.

David J. Roberts
Principal
Global Justice Consulting
Breakout Sessions
1:30 – 2:45 pm
Executives: Importance of Building and Maintaining Partnerships
Partnerships among local, state, federal, and tribal forms of government are critical to accomplishing effective information sharing. Learn how to build strong relationships that enable information sharing across regional, state, federal, and other jurisdictions.

Maury Mitchell
Director
Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center

Mitchell Presentation (291kb)
Managers: Identifying and Overcoming Operational Challenges in Information Sharing Initiatives
Long-term projects, such as those that seek to achieve enterprisewide information sharing, often face challenges at the operational, political, and technical levels. Hear how jurisdictions have identified and addressed challenges as they have moved forward. Explore effective techniques to prevent, isolate, remediate, and overcome challenges. Learn from the experiences of practitioners and peers at different stages of information sharing projects.

Steve Prisoc
Judiciary CIO
Judicial Information Division
Supreme Court of New Mexico

Prisoc Presentation (873kb)
Implementers: Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an innovative approach to identifying, designing, and implementing information exchanges. It promotes the ability to reuse exchanges in new contexts, reduce overall technology costs, and respond to changing business and policy requirements quickly and efficiently. This session will provide an overview of the SOA approach to information sharing, define what SOA is (and what it is not), and identify the value proposition of SOA. The session will briefly discuss methodologies for identifying and designing services, and how services relate to existing systems.

Scott M. Came
Director of Systems and Technology
SEARCH


Scott Fairholm
National Technology Policy Advisor
National Center for State Courts
2:45 - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 - 4:00 pm Beyond Justice — Coordinating Operational Information Sharing with Broader Emergency Management and Intelligence Initiatives
Enterprisewide information sharing requires effective coordination across a variety of domains spanning justice, public safety, emergency/disaster management, intelligence, and homeland security. Explore common objectives, points of intersection, and opportunities to expand and coordinate information sharing initiatives beyond justice.

Thomas Henderson
Executive Director
CapWIN

Henderson Presentation (5mb)

Day 3: June 6, 2007
8:00 - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast and Networking
Breakout Sessions
8:30 – 9:45 am
Executives: Information Sharing: Advice from the Field
This session will include frank discussion of personal experiences and questions/answers from audience members.

Maury Mitchell
Director
Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center

Mitchell Presentation (1mb)
Managers: Knowledge Management and Intelligence Analysis Tools
Analysis of large volumes of structured and unstructured data is a complex task requiring an array of tools and solutions. Hear the latest techniques, tools, and solutions to support knowledge management and the effective analysis and reporting of intelligence information.

Kristie Manzi
Senior Management Analyst Supervisor
Office of Statewide Intelligence
Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Manzi Presentation (272kb)

Kendall Neal
Criminal Information Unit Manager
Regional Organized Crime Information Center
Implementers: Emerging Technical Solutions, Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities
Identify emerging technical solutions and tools, and receive an overview of issues, challenges, and opportunities. Technology is ever-evolving. Therefore, there are many elements crucial to the long-term success of an organization: navigating the complex landscape of new and emerging technologies; identifying those with the greatest promise for information sharing initiatives; leveraging existing technical solutions, tools, and investments; and planning for the future.

Scott Came
Director
Systems and Technology
SEARCH

Came Presentation (183kb)

Kael Goodman
President
GovCore Solutions

Kael Presentation (1.5mb)
9:45 - 10:00 am Break
10:00 - 11:00 am Establishing Effective Security Policies and Procedures
Learn how to build policies and procedures that enable enterprisewide information sharing while respecting the privacy rights of citizens and subjects, and the confidentiality of data. Security of information systems, and particularly for information sharing initiatives, requires effective policies and procedures, as well as technical solutions.

James E. Cabral
Senior Manager
MTG Management Consultants

Cabral Presentation (597kb)