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The Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) serves as a Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) and through recommendations to the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), advises the U.S. Attorney General on justice and public safety information sharing and integration initiatives. Its standards, recommendations, and products promote better interoperable justice business solutions and enhanced sharing of information while vigorously protecting the privacy and civil liberties of our citizens and the safety of our country. To learn more about Global, please visit http://www.it.ojp.gov/global. A major component within Global and, in particular, a primary focus of this Global Workspace (reference below), is developing, sustaining, and promoting standards-based electronic information exchanges to provide the justice community with timely, accurate, complete, and accessible information in a secure and trusted environment. Under the oversight of BJA, and serving as a subcommittee of the Global Advisory Council (GAC), the primary Global group responsible for developing, reviewing, sustaining, and promoting these aforementioned exchanges is the Global Standards Council (GSC). GSC information can be located at http://www.it.ojp.gov/gsc.
The Global Standards Council employs an enterprise architecture approach for developing and maintaining the cohesive body of Global standards as one Global Standards Package (GSP) - the entire body of normative Global standards work maintained by the GSC. To access a complete list of published artifacts in the Global Standards Package, please visit http://www.it.ojp.gov/gsp.
Global Workspace, in particular, is a collaboration site that serves two purposes. First, Global Workspace is an efficient and effective means to facilitate collaboration within the Global community when it reviews, develops and/or modifies Global standards, policies, guidelines, and other Global-associated deliverables. Second, once these deliverables are ready for public review and comment to practitioners, partners, and other consumers of the Global product line, Global Workspace supports this expanded collaboration in an efficient, yet structured manner, while simultaneously affording public users an easy way to review and comment. When Global standards and products are opened for public comment, the deliverables will be posted on this page. Please check back periodically and/or subscribe via www.it.ojp.gov/Subscriptions/ to receive an email notice when new standards are posted and open for public comment. Once a Global standard has been approved, it will be made available in its final form on the same Global sites referenced above.
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New Items Open for Comment
NOTE: None of the artifacts open for public comment have been edited. Therefore, we request your public review and comment on substantive issues only.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)—in response to recommendations from the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) a Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) to the U.S. Attorney General on justice information sharing, together with support from the Global Standards Council (GSC)—is pleased to make available the following:
Draft Entity Resolution and Merge Notification Services. When used in conjunction with one another, the services are expected to assist investigators in building a complete entity, i.e. person, place, item, location, etc., profile based on entity records from multiple justice systems, and will provide investigators with additional entity information that could lead to criminal apprehension. Please access each service by clicking on the titles below.
DEADLINE to review and comment on the following services is MARCH 7, 2014.
DEADLINE to review and comment on all items listed below is MARCH 14, 2014:
We invite public review and comment on two new documents that have been created to be added to the Global Standards Package (GSP) portfolio. Both documents are contained within the same .zip file.
Background: Business Process Model and Exchange Specific Information should be removed from the SSP
We are currently capturing business process model information (and sometimes exchange specific information) in each service specification, but a service could participate in several processes (and exchanges) and a business process will generally contain multiple services.
This many-to-many situation creates confusion and possibly obscures (or even opposes) reuse. An option to address this situation is to create a “higher-order” document that outlines a business process model and those services identified that meet the business process exchange (and processing) requirements.
Separating out Business Process Models (BPMs) and corresponding Service Interaction Process Models (SIPMs) into a separate document does not cause any conflicts with either the Guidelines for Identifying and Designing Services (GIDS) or the GRA conceptual framework. In fact, clearly identifying a robust BPM is consistent with the guidance in the GIDS.
The BPDD has been created to outline a business process in terms of exchanges and exchange requirements through a Business Process Model (BPM). A corresponding Service Interaction Process Model (SIPM) is included in the BPDD to identify those services required to meet the business exchanges requirements.
Also included in the package is a Service Interaction Process Modeling Profile (SIPMP) document to assist in the development of service interaction process models using the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
We invite public review and comment on the following three documents that are revisions to previously published versions. Each document has been marked up using "track change" to assist the reader in quickly determing which portions have been altered from the currently published version(s):
1. Change to Service Specification Guideline (SSG):
a. Modified to address inclusion of new BPDD document.
b. Relocation of the service “execution context” from the Service Description Document (SDD) to the Service Interface Description Document (SIDD).
c. Modifies words and diagrams that speak to removing the “information” folder from the “schema” folder. Information schemas (e.g., IEPD schemas) will be referenced directly from the information model folder. NOTE: Once this change has been approved, and when we publish a final revision to the SSG, we’ll also publish a revised “SSP .zip Template” that will include this change to the folder structure.
2. Change to Service Description Document (SDD) Template
a. Removes “execution context” section.
b. Adds an “acknowledgement” section.
c. Adds a reference link to a best practice example to consider following when authoring the “real-world effects” section of an SDD.
a. Adds “execution context” section.
Commenting Instructions: Accessing the links above will allow you to read a description before you choose to download it. Once you are prepared to make comments, return to the same link and there you will see in smaller print “add a comment” above the words “Document Details.”