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IJIS Institute Appoints Criminal Justice Information Services Advisory Subcommittee Chairs

Thursday, March 9, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Industry leaders in the fields of biometrics, forensics, identity management and identity intelligence to lead advisory committees

Ashburn, VA, February 28, 2017—The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security—announces the appointment of Valerie Evanoff, CrossResolve, LLC, as chair of the Biometrics Industry Government Standards Interoperability Group (BIGSIG) Subcommittee.  In another action, Mike Hulme, Unisys, was appointed as chair of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) 3rd Generation (N3G) Subcommittee.  Both Subcommittees operate under the IJIS Institute’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Programs Advisory Committee (CPAC).

The BIGSIG Subcommittee offers industry an opportunity to understand and weigh in on the variety of challenges to biometrics interoperability –some technical, some financial, some legal – which are the first steps on the road to interoperability. The subcommittee will develop a white paper to generate input on mutilated or intentionally altered finger prints, scars, marks and tattoos, data sharing, and best practices for biometric workflows.  The IJIS Institute N3G Subcommittee’s purpose is to further define a role for Industry and IJIS Institute member companies in collaborating with the FBI, state, local and tribal agencies to improve, expand, and make viable the next generation NCIC program known as N3G. It is also the goal of the N3G Subcommittee to encourage and arm industry with relevant information so that they, working with these agencies, may increase knowledge and support of the program while promoting the use of national standards for information sharing.   Valerie Evanoff, the new chair for the BIGSIG, is the founder and CEO of CrossResolve, a SBA Certified 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business providing technical and advisory services to Federal and State agencies as well as the private sector. Prior to founding CrossResolve, Ms. Evanoff was a Program Manager and Acting Supervisor for the FBI’s CJIS Division, representing the FBI on national committees and working groups as well as the CJIS Advisory Policy Board R-DNA Task Force. Her career in biometrics and government support spans 20 years.  

Mike Hulme, the new chair for the N3G, is a Justice and Law Enforcement Enterprise/Solution Architect for Unisys Corporation.  Mr. Hulme has over 30 years of hands-on experience architecting, developing, delivering, integrating, and supporting information systems solutions for federal, state, and local governments. He was the first recipient of the IJIS Institute’s Robert P. Shumate Contributor of Excellence award for his work in support of the development of information sharing standards widely adopted throughout the country.