This page includes Awards Given by the IJIS Institute and Awards Received by the IJIS Institute.
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 and public safety information sharing over his or her career. 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.
Nominations can be made ONLY by IJIS Institute Members.
Winners of this award include:
- 2018— Steve Souder, Director (retired), Fairfax County (VA) Department of Public Safety Communications
- 2017—Douglas Robinson, Executive Director, National Association of State CIOs ( NASCIO)
- 2016—Paul K. Wormeli, Executive Director Emeritus, IJIS Institute, and Wormeli Consulting
- 2015—Pamela Scanlon, Executive Director, Automated Regional Justice Information System
- 2014—Robert Greeves, Policy Adviser (retired) to the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
- 2012—Thomas O'Reilly, Executive Director, Rutgers University Police Institute
- 2011—Alan Harbitter, Harbitter Consulting Group
- 2010—David Gavin, Texas Department of Public Safety
- 2009—Bruce Kelling, Managing Principal, Bask Enterprises
- 2008—Harlin R. McEwen, Chairman of the Board, Public Safety Spectrum Trust
- 2007—Steve Correll, Executive Director, Nlets
- 2006—Mike Hulme, Justice and Public Safety Architect, Unisys
The IJIS Institute Innovation Award
The annual IJIS Institute Innovation Award, which was first presented in 2009, recognizes technical innovation that has significantly contributed to the advancement of information sharing and the IJIS Institute mission in major public-sector domains that are IJIS areas of focus:
- Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement, Corrections, Courts)
- Public Safety (Fire, EMS, Emergency Management)
- Homeland Security
- Health and Human Services
The award, which is open to any company, is for team achievement between an industry partner(s) AND practitioner(s)/agency.
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Winners of the Innovation Award:
- 2017—Offenderwatch® Focus, Baltimore Police Department and Watch Systems, LLC
- 2017—Project Green Light, Detroit (MI) Police Department and Motorola Solutions, Inc.
- 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
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.
Open Geospatial Consortium Distinguished Member Award
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) awarded the IJIS Institute OGC’s 2017 Distinguished Member Award. The OGC Board recognized the IJIS Institute’s commitment to advancing interoperability that supported the development of national standards and policy, in turn enabling information sharing in the public safety, justice, and homeland security communities.
GovTech Top 100 Brands
In December 2016, the IJIS Institute was placed on the GovTech Top 100 Brands list. The list, compiled by Onalytical.com, ranked the most the influential brands in GovTech. See the full report here.
2009 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).
Appreciation: 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.
Business 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.