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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 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
  • www.tijis.org
  • greene@co.galveston.tx.us
  • Jim.phillips@txdps.state.tx.us