U.S. Department of Justice's Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Advisory Committee (GAC) Biannual Meeting: Fall 2010   [open pdf - 1MB]

"Operating under the guidance and support of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs (OJP or 'Office'), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ or 'Department'), the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative ('Global' or 'Initiative') Advisory Committee (GAC or 'Committee') held its spring 2011 meeting on April 20. The GAC is a Federal Advisory Committee to the highest-ranking justice officer in the nation--the U.S. Attorney General (AG)--on justice-related information sharing issues. The event took place at the Embassy Suites Washington, DC--Convention Center hotel. The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. by GAC Chairman Robert Boehmer, Global member representing the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA). Mr. Carl Wicklund, GAC member representing the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), presided as Committee Vice Chair. The GAC meets twice a year, in the spring and fall, in the Washington, DC, area. [...] Senior Policy Advisor Christopher Traver, BJA; Executive Director Emeritus Paul Wormeli, IJIS [Integrated Justice Information Systems] Institute; and Executive Director Douglas Robinson, National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), engaged participants in a thought-provoking exploration of cloud computing for the justice community. Cloud computing has been defined as 'the provision of computational resources such as applications, databases, file services, e-mail, etc. on demand via a computer network.' [...] Cloud computing offers real hope for the agency 'have-nots' across the country, but important policy issues must be addressed before a cloud-based solution works for mission-critical justice and public safety applications."

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