From August 10-13, I had the opportunity to participate in the National Forum on Criminal Justice, with criminal justice experts from around the country. Information sharing plays a large role in our criminal justice system – from enforcement, to arrest, to sentencing, and beyond.
This week, our Buzz is highlighting two key reports, both of which were released on 22 July and both of which have their roots in the events that occurred on 11 September 2001. The first document revisits The 9/11 Commission Report, while the second provides a scorecard on how well the nation’s fusion centers are performing.
The meaningful exchange of facts, leads, news, and intelligence among criminal justice agencies is one of the top priorities of law enforcement. The Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP) was created to help facilitate this exchange with a single sign-on and ultimately strengthen collaboration among the law enforcement, criminal justice, and public safety communities.
You might not know about the Global Maritime Community of Interest or the National Maritime Interagency Advisory Group (NIAG). We’re a diverse set of agencies connected to maritime domain information sharing. NIAG members include all Federal maritime stakeholder agencies, as well as participants from state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, academia, the maritime industry, and our international partners. A recent meeting of the NIAG highlighted how information interoperability is developed through the consistent application of design principles and standards.
For this week’s Buzz, we’re focusing on two pockets of information sharing excellence: the Department of Commerce, and Delaware – one of the smallest states in our union. These may not have been the first two places to pop into your mind, but that’s the beauty of the ISE – organizations of all types and sizes can support the mission. Which Fed Shares the Most Data?
The NIEM program mananagement office (PMO) is working hard on NIEM-UML 3.0, and you can join their submission team now: Join the NIEM-UML for 3.0 Submission Team: We invite you to join the submission team as a contributor or reviewer. We expect to have conference calls every other week to discuss updates and items that require a decision. If you'd like to be added to the team distribution list, please reach out to us here.
Bold Move: DoD Adoption of NIEM & AFEI Webinar The Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI) is hosting the second in a series of webinars on the Department of Defense’s adoption of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). The next one is scheduled for August 14, and you don’t want to miss it!
This week, our nation celebrates 238 years of independence. We honor and thank our founding fathers– Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams – for crafting one of the most powerful freedom declarations in the English language: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” This simple statement sets the foundation for this great country and continues to tie us together as a nation.
Every couple of weeks, we’ll recap a sampling of stories or events from the Information Sharing Environment and its stakeholders. Check back often! D-Day & the Greatest Generation As our President today commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the event recognized as the beginning of the end of World War II, the Office of the Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment joins with our Nation in recognizing with awe and sincerest appreciation the sacrifice of our country’s greatest generation.
This morning, I had the honor of providing a keynote speech at the Asian American Governmen Executive (AAGEN) 2014 Leadership Development Training Workshop outside of Washington, D.C.