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   What XML Can Do For You: A Better Way to Share Criminal Justice Data
October 9, 2007

October 9, 2007

~This was an online event.~

Data sharing between jurisdictions is complicated.  Many systems are innately incompatible with each other---even similar systems can have difficulty sharing when data itself is not identically structured. 

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is an increasingly adapted IT standard being used globally.  XML is already improving the way criminal justice information is exchanged, but its potential is far from fully realized.

A data model is emerging that is readily available to make information exchange within your agency less expensive, more efficient, and faster---the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM).  Many law enforcement and justice agencies are planning or have already implemented projects using GJXDM, and state governments like Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota are adopting the GJXDM into their information infrastructures.

This online event, sponsored by the Government Innovators Network and the National Institute of Justice, assembled a panel of experts to present an accessible overview of the GJXDM.  They highlighted best practices, lessons learned, and the latest implementation projects.  Ample time was allocated for audience Q&A.  The forum was moderated by the Honorable Deborah Daniels, former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs.  The panel (bios) included:

  • Paul Embley - CIO, National Center for State Courts; Chair, Global XML Structure Task Force
  • Paul Wormeli (slides) - Executive Director, Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute
  • Col. Bart Johnson (slides)- Deputy Superintendent, New York State Police; Vice-Chair, Global Advisory Committee

Recording - View the full recording of this event.

Resources - Links to resources related to this event.

Polls - See the results of various audience polls (these numbers reflect informal polls of our audience, and are not intended for use as scientific data).

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