The Integrated Justice and Information Systems (IJIS) Institute develops policies and programs on information sharing for the justice and public safety industries, and enhances collaboration between the public and private sectors by providing technology assistance and training to federal, state, local, and tribal agencies.
The IJIS Institute supports operational and technical standards initiatives to improve information sharing where there are national implications. Their mission is to contribute to the successful implementation of integrated justice and public safety information systems nationwide.
Since September 11, 2001, the U.S. federal government has mandated that public safety agencies find a better and more effective way of communicating with one another. The IJIS Institute is working with Intergraph and other industry partners to bring together the expertise, knowledge, and experience of the information technology industry in a way that benefits industry, the public sector, and society as a whole. As a result of this effort, agencies can use the integrated standards in place of customized interfaces. This ultimately facilitates more effective and efficient flow of vital information for public
safety agencies. Intergraph is closely collaborating with the IJIS Institute to achieve
Working with the IJIS Institute for more than three years, Intergraph employees serve on the Board of Directors and participate in the computer-aided dispatch, records management systems, and intelligent transportation systems advisory committees.
Intergraph facilitates seamless system-to-system communication among all our public safety products by helping to develop and follow the agreed-upon standards derived from the IJIS Institute, such as the Global Justice Extensible Markup Language Data Model (GJXDM). GJXDM is a XML standard designed specifically for exchanging criminal justice information among various law enforcement and judicial agencies in a timely manner. By following these standards, Intergraph provides public safety agencies with secure access to external data sources and information to assist in crime solving and improve the safety of their citizens.
For more information about the IJIS Institute, visit their Web site at www.ijis.org.