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Public Safety Data Interoperability (PSDI) Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $450,000)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP's) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and assisting communities in preventing drug abuse and crime. In fiscal year 2007, the Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within six major categories: 1) targeting violent crime; 2) preventing crime and drug abuse; 3) enhancing local law enforcement; 4) enhancing local courts; 5) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 6) facilitating justice information sharing. All categories combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime.

The Integrated Justice Information Systems (IJIS) Institute, in partnership with the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), will implement a Public Safety Data Interoperability Project funded under Byrne Discretionary Category 6: Facilitating Justice Information Sharing. The goal of the program is to improve the real time information sharing capabilities in the emergency response environment. Specifically, to define a strategy for the adoption and use of National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) as the standard for sharing critical information between emergency communications centers, within and across jurisdictions, and between the Department of Justice and other relevant emergency management and intelligence domains of the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).


Date Created: September 17, 2007