NYC office hires firm to help train criminal justice workers

New York City tapped Crossflo Systems to train criminal justice workers on how to manage data in accordance with information-sharing standards.

Crossflo's training is based on its life cycle methodology for developing Information Exchange Package Documentation. IEPD provides a data-sharing blueprint, defining what data will be shared and with whom it will be shared, said Winfield Wagner, director of integrated justice information systems at Crossflo.

The documentation also provides a road map for mapping existing data to the Global Justice Extensible Markup Language Data Model standard (Global JXDM), and the emerging National Information Exchange Model.

The business rules of the parties exchanging information help determine the data-sharing blueprint and data mapping. Wagner said the documentation analyzes the processes of how the exchange partners want to share information.

The Global JXDM standard is a tool for sharing criminal justice information. NIEM is standard for sharing information in areas such as justice, intelligence, emergency management and homeland security. It builds on Global JXDM and the federal enterprise architecture's data reference model.

Crossflo completed the training for the New York City Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator. Employees in technical positions at the office and the city's probation department received training, said Laura Lee, senior vice president of justice and public safety at Crossflo.

The training will help law enforcement workers initiate, augment and maintain their IEPD environment, according to the company.

Crossflo, which provides IEPD development and implementation services, conducted the training session earlier this year. The company will repeat that class for a different group of criminal justice stakeholders late this summer, Lee said.

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John Moore is a freelance writer based in Syracuse, N.Y.

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