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The slide presentations are available at the bottom of this page.


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.


National Information Exchange Model (NEM) - A partnership of the U.S. Dept. of Justice and the Dept. of Homeland Security (builds on the demonstrated success of the Global Justice XML Data Model).

NIEM Executive Introduction - A slide presentation

Information Sharing Standards Knowledgebase and Help Desk - Supports GJXDM and NIEM to assist with implementation of the standards

Information Exchange Package Documentation (IEPD) Clearinghouse - Contains IEPD's that can be used as a starting place to develop XML schema for information exchanges

The Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council - A consortium of IACP, PERF, NSA, and NOBLE, has published functional specifications for police computer aided dispatch and records' management systems.

Also within the Office of Justice Programs (OJP):

  • information on standards and success stories
  • more detail about the GJXDM and related links
  • specific coverage of the Global Advisory Committee and its work products

Integrated Justice Information Systems (IJIS) Institute - Contributions from industry and information on technical assistance and training funded by BJA can be found here.

Information Sharing Environment (ISE) - More information on the role and policies of the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment can be found here.