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BJA Regional Information Sharing Conferences

Three regional conferences scheduled for 2007 offer the opportunity to learn about, explore, and understand how to plan, manage, and implement technology solutions for information sharing systems. In these 2½-day regional conferences, experts share the latest innovative solutions in justice and public safety information sharing, including key developments in the critical areas of information sharing policy; privacy and security; coordinating broad-based information sharing initiatives; U.S. Department of Justice Global Justice XML Data Model implementation; and the latest technologies and standards.

Registration information and the full agenda can be found at

Select from these dates and locations:

Feb. 6-8, 2007

Hyatt Regency-Houston

Houston, TX

March 27-29, 2007

Hyatt Regency-Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN

June 4-6, 2007

Hyatt Regency-Jacksonville Riverfront

Jacksonville, FL

Who Should Attend?

State and local agency leaders, policy-makers, project managers, and technical staff. A maximum of 125 justice agency practitioners is expected at each of the four regional conferences.


$75.00 per person. You may be eligible to use federal grant funds to cover travel, registration, and per diem expenses for these conferences. Please check with your grant adviser.


Keynotes, panel and plenary sessions, case studies, and breakout sessions geared to state/local executives, managers, and implementers will address:

• The latest information sharing challenges, trends, and opportunities

• How business requirements translate to real information exchanges

• NIEM, the National Information Exchange Model

• Contemporary strategic planning, oversight, and funding strategies

• Information exchange modeling and business process mapping

• Advances in standards development

• Strategies for developing performance measures

• Fusion centers • Critical success factors in information sharing

• SOA, Service Oriented Architecture

• Coordinating information sharing with broader communities, such as emergency management and intelligence initiatives

• The U.S. Department of Justice’s Global Justice XML Data Model

Sponsored by:

Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, in cooperation with SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, and the Global Justice XML Data Model Training and Technical Assistance Committee

San Diego Conference Successful

“The first [BJA Regional Information Sharing] Conference, held in San Diego November 28-30, 2006, was a tremendous success. This important event enabled more than 100 justice and public safety practitioners to explore and understand how to plan, manage, and implement policy, operational and technology solutions for information sharing systems,” said Kelly J. Harris, SEARCH executive director of programs.

San Diego Conference Attendee Feedback:

• “Conference has been well organized. Topics have been relevant and address many issues realized in my particular program. Accommodations are great, and staff has been very helpful.”

• “Many real-life cases of implementations; projects delivered; issued resolved; issues un-resolved. Quality practitioners and subject-matter experts presenting material.”

• “Comprehensive curricula, some excellent presenters, many valuable subject-matter experts; candid case studies.” • “Knowledgeable and entertaining speakers, well organized, great materials”

• “Continue on Innovations in Information Sharing—it’s great to hear of new methods and new projects that work.”

• “Very well-run conference. Topics fit together. Presenters are knowledgeable. Thank you!” 

Published in Public Safety IT, Jan/Feb 2007

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