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Tijis briefing

TIJIS Briefing

Who is TIJIS?

What is NIEM?

What is the Texas Path to NIEM?

What does it mean to me?

Who is tijis

Who is TIJIS?

  • The Texas Integrated Justice Information Systems (TIJIS) Steering Committee is a statewide advisory group structured to assist in the coordination of statewide IJIS programs for information sharing by establishing a Steering Committee, Users Advisory Group and Users Advisory Group Sub-committees.

  • TIJIS consists of state and local organizations that have a desire to implement standards based information systems in Texas.

  • www.tijis.org

What is niem

What is NIEM?

  • National Information Exchange Model

  • NIEM was launched on February 28, 2005, through a partnership agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

    • Events of September 11 and Hurricane Katrina kicked off need for more information sharing

  • Builds on the success of the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM) to include domains other than Justice and Public Safety

  • Designed to develop, disseminate and support enterprise-wide information exchange standards and processes

  • Enable jurisdictions to share critical information in emergency situations

What is niem cont d

What is NIEM cont’d

  • A data dictionary and reference model in the form of an XML Schema

  • A framework that can be adapted/extended by local, state, tribal, and federal jurisdictions to support information sharing

  • A Common Vocabulary providing agreed-upon terms, definitions, and formats - independent of the way information is stored in individual agency systems

  • A Structured Approach to developing the reference documentation that expresses NIEM information exchange requirements in an implementation ready format – the Information Exchange Package Documentation (IEPD) development process

What is niem cont d the domains

What is NIEM Cont’dThe Domains

Former GJXDM


What is the texas path to niem

What is the Texas Path to NIEM?

  • A joint project between DPS, OCA, TDCJ and TIJIS to map out a strategy for reaching NIEM compliance for justice, homeland security, and other disciplines in Texas

  • A project to bring immediate value to Texas justice agencies

    • By performing a “gap analysis” of certain current exchanges within the Texas justice community

    • Developing IEPD’s and a data reference model of selected exchanges

What does it mean to me

What does it mean to Me?

  • Increased interoperability with other agencies

  • Increased reliability of information exchanges

  • Reduced costs in systems development

  • Enhanced funding opportunities

  • Increased service to your end users and ultimately the Community we serve



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