Mr. James E. Douglas is an Information Sharing Specialist for SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, where he helps justice and public safety agencies nationwide to improve their use of technology and information sharing in mission-critical projects and initiatives. He assists in all facets of information sharing capability development and communications interoperability, including strategic and tactical planning, architecture development, business process modeling and analysis, service specification development, and performance management. He also contributes to publications on key issues and participates in efforts to develop and adopt national information sharing and interoperability standards.
Mr. Douglas has more than 20 years of experience in information systems technology and information sharing for public safety agencies. His expertise includes engineering, design, integration of information systems and networks, requirements analysis, data modeling, and service-oriented architecture (SOA).
Prior to joining SEARCH in 2007, Mr. Douglas was project manager for L3 Government Services, Inc., where he managed a group of IT professionals in support of National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center-Northeast (NLECTC-NE) and National Institute of Justice (NIJ) projects in justice information sharing.. He also worked on U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security projects to develop and implement the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM), Global Reference Architecture (GRA), and National Information Exchange Model (NIEM).
He also worked for AppliedTheory Communications Corp., as a sales engineer and network engineering manager; Hamilton College, New York, as associate director of networks and systems; the State University of New York Institute of Technology, Utica, as assistant director of systems and telecommunications/adjunct professor; and at MIT’s Charles Stark Draper Laboratory and McDonnell Douglas as an aerospace engineer.
Mr. Douglas is a member of various Global groups, including the Global Infrastructure/ Standards Working Group (GISWG) and Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM) Delivery Team. He chairs the Global Services Task Team (STT), which creates new Reference Service Specifications to provide the opportunity for reuse in the field, and reviews GRA implementations that have the potential for reuse by other agencies. He has also served on the NIEM Business Architecture Committee (NBAC), the Global XML Structure Task Force (XSTF), and the North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG).
He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Clarkson University, New York, where he graduated with distinction.