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Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management Support Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,449,954)

This program is funded under both the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) and the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. Authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), the Byrne Competitive Program helps local communities improve the capacity of state and local justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. The JAG Program (42 U.S.C. 3751(a)) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions, and JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system. The JAG Program authorization also provides that 'the Attorney General may reserve not more than 5 percent, to be granted to 1 or more states or units of local government for 1 or more of the purposes specified in section 3751 of this title, pursuant to his determination that the same is necessary ' (1) to combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime.' (42 U.S.C. 3756).

The National Justice Information Sharing Initiative, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), helps improve criminal justice systems and provides national programs and national efforts such as training and technical assistance to strategically address the needs of state and local justice systems and communities.

The Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation will support DOJ's Global Security Working Group and BJA in implementing the Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM) program and supporting implementation of federation partnerships across the country. They will provide primary development and technology support to the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative and BJA on the development of the core GFIPM standards, guidelines, and tools, provide technical assistance and program support to implementers in using the GFIPM framework to share information effectively across jurisdictional boundaries, and develop web service-based specifications and other standards as needed to improve consistency and interoperability of GFIPM implementations. The Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation will also provide outreach and coordination of GFIPM development and implementation activities with BJA and Global.


Date Created: September 8, 2009