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Solving Real-World Business Problems in the Field: Highlights From BJA's Global Justice Information Sharing Implementations

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April 2016
40 pages
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This report highlights examples of field implementations of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's (BJA's) Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) recommended solutions, including the Global Reference Architecture (GRA), Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM) framework, National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), and Global's suite of privacy rights and civil liberties-related resources.


These solutions, collectively referred to as the Global Standards Package (GSP), are consistent with the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP's) special-condition language that instructs State/local/tribal jurisdictions to leverage BJA/Global-recommended standards to the greatest extent possible. The GRA offers guidance on the design, specification, and implementation of services and related infrastructure for organizations that want an architectural solution to sharing information through external exchanges and common messaging standards. The GFIPM specifications and guidelines are designed to support security controls when accessing justice information systems. The NIEM assists in eliminating confusion associated with different data definitions across law enforcement and public organizations by providing a common vocabulary to ensure consistency and understanding among agencies. Global's suite of privacy resources plays a prominent role in advocating and helping ensure that privacy rights and civil-liberties protections are the fundamental cornerstones to justice information-sharing efforts. The GSP examples provided are in various stages of implementation and replication in the field.

Date Published: April 1, 2016