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NIJ CJ Data Architecture

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $495,807)

SEARCH will collaborate with the National Association of Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the elements that comprise the data architecture of the criminal justice system, and to produce a detailed report that contains three critical elements.

These elements are:

- Documenting the current national data architecture for information sharing among criminal justice agencies at all levels of government (local, state, tribal, Federal), as well as between criminal justice agencies and their partners in related domains (first responders, health and social services agencies, etc.).

- Identifying any gaps or misalignments in the architecture.

- Developing and offering recommendations for policy, practice, or technology changes (along with appropriate investments) necessary to close the identified gaps.

Identifying and closing these gaps is critical to future development in this area. Doing so will help move the nation's justice and public safety agencies beyond a piecemeal approach to solving information sharing challenges to a thoughtful, well-planned enterprise approach.


Date Created: August 23, 2011