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The State of the Information Sharing Union. Paul Wormeli Executive Director IJIS Institute Who we are…. A non-profit consortium representing the leading companies that supply IT solutions and services to the justice, public safety and homeland security sectors.

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The State of the

Information Sharing


Paul Wormeli

Executive Director

IJIS Institute

Who we are…

  • A non-profit consortium representing the leading companies that supply IT solutions and services to the justice, public safety and homeland security sectors.

  • Funded by a combination of industry contributions and grants from multiple federal agencies through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

  • Providing training, assistance and program management services to local, state, tribal and federal organizations to help them fully realize the power of information.

Joining the resources of industry with the interests of government to improve the systems that provide critical information to the justice and public safety professionals that protect and serve our communities.

Our Mission

Board of Directors

Standing committees

Advisory committees

Project committees






SAR Working Group



PDMP Exchange

Member & Outreach

Emerging Technology

ITS/PS Exchange


IG Relations

Organization and Governance

  • Strict adherence to by-laws

  • Governed by our BoD

  • Elected annually by members,

  • Driven by committee participation

IS Architecture

The Bureau of Justice Assistance

Provides the channel through which IJIS receives grant funding from multiple relevant federal grantors.

Industry Members

Provide financial and human resources to help deliver the portfolio of services offered by the IJIS Institute.

Local, State, and Tribal Justice and Public Safety Organizations

The primary benefactors of the contributions of federal grant organizations and industry contributions.

Our Clients

Our Services

  • Helping Implement National Strategies

    • Technology Assistance

    • Training

    • NISS Help Desk and Knowledge Center

    • Program Management

    • National Scope Issue Management

    • Communications and Outreach

Our Allies

  • Improvement Through Collaboration

    • National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) – IIR

    • Public Safety Data Interoperability – APCO

    • Fusion Center Standards and Training – NCJA

    • FBI N-DEx Cost Model Development – IIR, IACP

    • National Training and Informational Seminars – NCJA

    • Justice Information Technology Program – George Washington University

Our Member Companies

Leading companies collaborate in:

Providing solutions to some of the most important issues facing our communities today.

Leading the way in the justice and public safety IT sector.

Participating in an industry consortium dedicated to visionary thinking about cooperation and industry/government collaboration.

A PartnershipGovernment and Industry Working Together

Improvement through an Innovative Service Delivery model

Engaging the Resources of Industry

Providing Responsive Services

Advancing National IT Standards

Delivering High Impact Programs

Bringing the “Best Thinking” to National Issues

A PartnershipGovernment and Industry Working Together

  • IJIS Advisory Committees

  • NIBRS/N-DEx Advisory committee

  • XML Advisory Committee

  • Privacy and Security Advisory Committee

  • Emerging Technology Advisory Committee

  • Information Sharing Architecture Committee

  • IJIS Public Safety Technical Standards Committee

National Committees

  • GJXDM Training and Technical Assistance Committee (GTTAC)

  • Global working groups

  • XML Structure Task Force (XSTF)

  • IACP CJIS committee

  • Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council

  • N-DEx national consensus process

  • NIEM Committees (NBAC, NTTAC, Communications and Outreach)

FY 07

  • First national SAVIN conference

  • First interstate exchange of prescription drug data

  • Completed IEPD’s for transportation/ public safety exchanges

  • Introduced SOA course

  • Implemented NIEM Outreach Program


  • Co-hosted FBI NDEx briefing for industry

Ongoing Training and Technical Assistance engagements

IJIS Institute National Program Involvement

  • Intelligence Fusion

  • FBI N-DEx

  • National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)

  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) – Ontology Working Group

IJIS role in Fusion Centers

  • Developing a National Fusion Center Business Architecture

    • IJIS Information Sharing Architecture Committee provides industry with an influential role.

  • Suspicious Activity Reporting IEPD initiative is one of the leading national efforts joining law enforcement and intelligence information.

    • IJIS industry representatives are working with leading organizations in this significant national initiative– DOJ, DHS, ODNI and the PM-ISE.

    • Emerging area of opportunity – IJIS industry members can realize the impact of early influence on the market.

IJIS Role in FBI N-DEx

  • Performing the Cost Analysis for National Deployment

    • IJIS will join industry experts with the FBI and representatives from state and local law enforcement.

    • FBI is interested and willing to engage industry in finding the best path to national deployment.

    • IJIS was asked by alliance partner, the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) to bring industry to the table.

    • Cost analysis outcome will define scope and approach for N-DEx deployment, and will affect IT solution providers and system integrators nationwide.


  • IJIS is engaging industry in the emerging strategy for the nationwide – cross organizational, cross jurisdictional, cross sector – adoption and use of the NIEM model.

  • IJIS will coordinate and deliver all NIEM technical training efforts, operate the NISS Help Desk and IEPD Clearinghouse

  • IJIS Institute XML Advisory Committee directly supports many NIEM program components

  • IJIS Chairs the NIEM Communications and Outreach Committee and has placed industry representatives onto the NIEM Business Architecture and Technical Architecture Committees.

  • The NIEM program continues to provide opportunities for IJIS member companies to directly influence the NIEM strategy, including working with key NIEM leadership

The ResultsGovernment and Industry Working Together

  • National committees providing advice and input to national policy formulation, standards advancement, and solution architectures.

  • “High-Impact” Program Delivery.

  • Training for Practitioners, Technologists and Executives from the Public and Private Sectors.

  • National Information Sharing Standards Help Desk and Knowledge Center (NIEM and GJXDM) Serving All Interested Sectors.

  • National Program Communications and Outreach to Government and Industry.

  • 1000’s of Volunteer Hours of Service Recognized by the Justice, Public Safety and Homeland Security Communities.

Ask not what IJIS can do for you, ask what you can do as a member of the IJIS Institute

Help move the needle on some of the most important issues facing our nation today.

Be a part of an industry consortium dedicated to enabling this important change.

Gain recognition as a leader in the justice and public safety sectors.

Help to improve business conditions for the market overall.

Extend your reach into the target government and industry domains critical to your business development strategy.

Become a Part of the Solution


Paul Wormeli

IJIS Institute


This project was supported by Grant No. 2003-LD-BX-0007 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the United States Department of Justice.

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