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Development and Engineering Support for the Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM) Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $725,000)

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 Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is implementing an interoperable federated identity and privilege management capability between justice agencies that provides for significant cost savings, lowered identity management risks, scalability and the fastest path to widespread justice information sharing. This project provides for evolution of Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM) from the current demonstration capability to a fully specified operational framework consistent with other Global initiatives and National Information Exchange Model. GTRI will provide the core engineering, development, and technical assistance support to sustain the GFIPM initiative and enable a number of positive outcomes for secure information sharing and interoperability. They will provide continuous development and engineering support to the GFIPM initiative in the areas of computer and network security, federated security protocols, standards development, XML, software engineering and development, metadata development and data modeling, systems integration and federation enablement, and project management and facilitation.


Date Created: September 12, 2007