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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: San Diego
Speaker Presentations now available!
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Day 1: November 28, 2006
8:00 - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast and Networking
9:00 - 9:30 am Welcome and Introductions
Welcome addresses from BJA and SEARCH help set the stage for the conference.

Undersheriff William D. Gore
San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

Ronald P. Hawley
Executive Director
9:30 - 10:30 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
U.S. Department of Justice

Lewis Presentation (2mb)

Norman B. Beasley
Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

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

Reid Presentation (4mb)
10:30 - 10:45 am Break
10:45 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

Harris Presentation (174k)

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

Jim Pingel
Program Director, WIJIS
Wisconsin Department of Justice

David Steingraber
Executive Director
Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance

Pingel/Steingraber 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
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.

David Steingraber
Executive Director
Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance

Steingraber Presentation (101k)
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.

Susanne Martin
Staff Information Systems Analyst
California Department of Justice

Martin Presentation (152kb)

Mark D. Perbix
Justice Information Systems Specialist

Perbix Presentation (921k)
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.

Robin E. Gibson
Court Automation, Fiscal and Planning
Missouri Office of State Courts Administrator

Catherine Carlson Plummer
Justice Information Systems Specialist

Gibson-Plummer Presentation (1mb)
2:45 - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 - 4:00 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)
Global Justice Consulting

Michael Dever
State Policy Advisor
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Office of Justice Programs
U.S. Department of Justice

Bob Roper
Information Services and Data Processing
Colorado Judicial Information System

Group Presentation (821k)
4:00 – 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: November 29, 2006
8:00 - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 - 9:30 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
Institute for Public Safety Partnerships
University of Illinois at Chicago

Alan Carlson
Justice Management Institute

Owen M. Greenspan
Director of Law and Policy

Greenspan Presentation (246k)
9:30 - 10:30 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, a state and a local jurisdiction will discuss their fusion center initiatives, from early development and implementation to dealing with privacy and security concerns.

Norman B. Beasley
Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

Beasley Presentation (6mb)

Lt. Robert V. Fox
Los Angeles Joint Regional Intelligence Center
Los Angeles Police Department, California
10:30 - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 12:00 pm Information Sharing Case Studies
Hear from practitioners engaged in groundbreaking information sharing initiatives discuss their initiatives, approaches, challenges and success factors. See demonstrations of these new systems in action!

Pamela Scanlon
Executive Director
Automated Regional Justice Information System
San Diego, California

Scanlon Presentation (24mb)

Gregory M. Phoenix
Vice President
xFact Inc.

Curtis Wood
Deputy Director
Massachusetts Criminal History Systems Board

Phoenix-Wood Presentation (974k)
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.

Thomas J. O'Reilly
Senior Policy Advisor for Information Sharing
National Criminal Justice Association

O'Reilly Presentation (2mb)
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.

Gordon Lansford
Kansas Criminal Justice Information System

Lansford Presentation (1mb)

Susanne Martin
Staff Information Systems Analyst
California Department of Justice

Martin Presentation (86k)
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.

Jim Pingel
Program Director, WIJIS
Wisconsin Department of Justice

Pingel Presentation (2mb)
Implementers: Service Oriented Architecture
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

Came Presentation (3mb)

Gerry Coleman
Director, Crime Information Bureau
Wisconsin Department of Justice

Coleman Presentation (5mb)
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.

Mary Pedersen
Chief Information Officer
Kentucky Office of Homeland Security

Pedersen Presentation (5mb)

Day 3: November 30, 2006
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.

Chief Clifford Diamond
El Cajon Police Department, California

Brian Richards
Integrated Justice Project Manager
Sacramento County, California

Richards Presentation (124k)
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.

Lisa Palmieri
Analyst Supervisor
Massachusetts State Police

Palmieri Presentation (1 mb)

Tracy Haven
Field Representative
Western States Information Network
Implementers: Implementation Strategies and Emerging Standards for Service Oriented Architecture
Following Day Two's session on SOA, this session will cover strategies for implementing SOA. Topics to be discussed include tool options, such as enterprise service bus and message broker architectures, web services, reliable messaging, and security infrastructure. The session will also cover the use of domain vocabularies—such as GJXDM and NIEM—in a SOA context. Most of the session time will be devoted to a panel discussion, in which attendees will be encouraged to share their own implementation experiences and gain insights from expert panelists.

Scott M. Came
Director of Systems and Technology

Came Presentation (155k)

Kael Goodman
GovCore Solutions

Goodman Presentation (805k)
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 LLC

Todd G. Shipley
Director of Training Services
11:00 am – 12:00 pm    Bringing It All Together: Going Home and Using Skills: Next Steps
In this open discussion, attendees are encourage to describe what they are going to do when they return home; what they expect of the Bureau of Justice Assistance in terms of assisting them in their state/community; and how or what they would like to see as a follow-up to this conference.

BJA Representative

SEARCH Representative