TIJIS Briefing. Who is TIJIS? What is NIEM? What is the Texas Path to NIEM? What does it mean to me?. Who is TIJIS?.
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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.
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
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’dThe Domains
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?
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