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Awards Given by the IJIS Institute

Robert P. Shumate National Public Safety and Justice Contributor to Excellence Award

The Robert P. Shumate National Public Safety and Justice Contributor to Excellence Award, named for the first president of the IJIS Institute, is presented annually by the IJIS Institute to the person from either industry or the public sector that has made the most valuable contribution to justice, public safety or homeland security information sharing and safeguarding. Candidates for the award can only be nominated by IJIS Institute members, and they represent the highest level of conviction to the IJIS Institute mission. The award is presented during the annual Badge & Tech Benefit & Awards Dinner held in conjunction with the IJIS Institute National Symposium.

Nominations can only be made by IJIS Institute Members.

Winners of this award include:

The IJIS Institute Innovation Award

The Innovation Award recognizes technical innovation that has contributed significantly to the advancement of integration and interoperability in a justice, public safety, or homeland security project or program. The award, which is open to any company providing justice, public safety, or homeland security solutions, is for team achievement between an industry partner(s) and practitioner(s)/agency. In addition to the main Innovation Award, the Institute may also recognize one or more worthy nominees via honorable mention. The award is presented during the annual Badge & Tech Benefit & Awards Dinner held in conjunction with the IJIS Institute National Symposium.

Winners of the Innovation Award:

  • 2016—Internet of Public Safety Things
    San Mateo (CA) Sheriff's Office, Mutualink and Intel Corporation
  • 2015—MPD Aware
    Washington (DC) Metropolitan Police Department, Microsoft, and Esri
  • 2012—Prescription Drug Monitoring Exchange
    Open Networks Inc. and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics
  • 2011—N-DEx – National Criminal Justice Information Sharing
    FBI CJIS Division and Raytheon
  • 2010—Iowa Criminal Justice Information System Project
    Iowa Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning and URL Integration
  • 2009—External Alarm Interface Exchange Project
    City of Richmond, Department of Information Technology and Intergraph Corporation

Honorable Mentions:

  • 2016—RegJIN — Regional Justice Information Network (Portland Oregon Police Bureau and Versaterm)
  • 2015—FirstNet-in-Motion (Northern California Regional Intelligence Center and Mutualink) and Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository (LA County Sheriff's Department and CitizenGlobal)
  • 2012—Multi-Agency Video Sharing During Large Events (U.S. Park Police and SpectraRep, Inc.) and Indiana Department of Homeland Security Data Exchange (Indiana Department of Homeland Security and Crowe Horwath LLP)
  • 2011—ILJAOC – Integrated Law and Justice Agency for Orange County (Newport Beach Police Department and i2, Inc.) and MERGE – Regional Geographic Data Repository (County of Washington, VA and World View Solutions/King-Moore Inc.)
  • 2010—Mission-based Analysis of SAR Pilot - Analytical Tool Kit (Eastport Analytics and the Federal Air Marshals' Service) and JUSTIS Project (Enlightened, Inc. and District of Columbia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council)
  • 2009—Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Vetting Tool (Bureau of Justice Assistance; Miami-Dade Police Department, Boston Regional Intelligence Center, Chicago Police Department; and Tetrus Consulting Group)

Questions about the Innovation Award? Contact IJIS Institute Outreach at 703.726.4483.

The Member Appreciation Award

Given between 2009 and 2012, this award recognized outstanding contributions to the IJIS Institute by one of its member organizations. The awardees made significant contributions to information sharing through their active participation in the work and mission of the IJIS Institute.

Winners of the Member Appreciation Award include:

Awards Received by the IJIS Institute

The following awards were received by the IJIS Institute either for its own efforts or for collaborative efforts with members, alliance partners, or government agencies.

great places to work mug logo2009 Washingtonian Magazine Great Place to Work

Nominated by its employees, the IJIS Institute is a winner of Washingtonian magazine’s bi-annual Great Places to Work award. The Institute won in the category of Treated Royally for employee pay and benefits, and received high marks from employees for job flexibility and career advancement.

Appreciation: Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Systems Inc. presented an award to executive director Paul Wormeli and the IJIS Institute for the Institute's work in leading the 2008 workshop on global information sharing for law enforcement at the 2008 Public Services Summit. This annual event is sponsored by CISCO and the City of Stockholm, Sweden. The workshop and the Public Services Summit engage world leaders in topics related to improving public service. (August 2009).

marianas appreciation award photoAppreciation: Northern Mariana Islands CJIS Network

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Criminal Justice Information Systems Network presented an aware of appreciation to the IJIS Institute in recognition of valuable contributions related to a technology assistance evaluation (November 2008).

2008 eC3 Excellence Award to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

The Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Information Exchange (PMIX) project was selected as an award winner in the 2008 eC3 Excellence Awards. The PMP Information Exchange project, which helps states exchange dispensed controlled-substance prescription data, is a partnership effort of the IJIS Institute and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Recognition: The Council of Excellence in Government

The Council of Excellence in Government (absorbed into the Partnership for Public Service in 2009) recognized the successful public/private partnership of the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the IJIS Institute (April 2007). The BJA/IJIS Institute partnership demonstrated a proven model of a new way to engage the private sector in directly assisting governmental agencies through innovative problem solving and collaboration.

web smart 50 award photoBusiness Week Web Smart 50 Award

Shortly after its implementation in 2005, the knowledge management system established by the IJIS Institute to share knowledge related to improving information sharing in the public safety and justice world won the Business Week Web Smart 50 award in the category of collaboration uses of the web. This system has been a significant service to both industry and practitioners in building a framework for collaboration.

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