On behalf of Mr. Scott Came, Chair, Global Standards Council, you are invited to review and consider the following request.
This notice is primarily intended for technical assistance (TA) providers who have developed and employed information sharing standards and components supported by the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global)-a federal advisory committee that operates under the guidance and oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). In particular,we are seeking your input on Global-supported "services" that you have developed/implemented in the past and/or plan to develop in the future.
Global has supported development of an open service-oriented architecture (SOA) enterprise solution-the Global Reference Architecture (GRA)-and associated standards to support the broadscale electronic sharing of pertinent justice- and public safety-related information. This has allowed a community of information sharing practitioners, such as the organizations and communities you represent and/or are affiliated with, to further extend the merits and value proposition of the architecture through the proliferation of information sharing service specifications to solve any number of justice and public safety information sharing business problems and gaps. In concert with one of the principal benefits of SOA, BJA's desire is to further advance the principle of "reuse" for the Global-supported services you all have developed, and/or are developing, and consider them as candidate Global "reference services" that other federal, tribal, state, and local jurisdictions may consider to solve their own information sharing challenges. To that end, we are seeking your input for the following.
BJA, via the Global Standards Council (GSC), and for the benefit of the justice/public safety community at large, requests your consideration to nominate any Global-supported service(s) candidates that your organization has already developed/implemented, and/or is in the process of doing so, for consideration as Global Reference Service Specifications. Specifically, the GSC intends to support a more complete awareness of services we can expect to receive and consider so that we can (1) formulate a more comprehensive understanding of Global-supported services that have already been developed/implemented, and (2) plan accordingly in order to review and consider each service in the most expeditious method possible. If you and the organization you represent are willing to provide this insight, then please consider returning a response with the following [note: there is no need to inform us of services that have already been nominated to Global in the past-we are looking only for information on services that have not yet been officially nominated to Global for consideration]:
We thank all of you in advance for considering our request and for your strong support and engagement by promoting Global Justice Information Sharing standards in your areas of interest.
At such time your organization is prepared to nominate a service or services to Global for consideration, please contact Mr. Scott Came at scott.came@..., and/or me at DGillespie@... for further details. Please let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to your response.