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NCJ Number: 250269 Find in a Library
Title: New Offender Tracking System Standard Provides Much Needed Guidance to Agencies
Journal: TECHBeat  Dated:September 2016  Pages:3-6
Author(s): Becky Lewis
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: September 2016
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grant Number: 2014-IJ-CX-K004
Document: HTML|PDF
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article details the National Institute of Justice’s Criminal Justice Offender Tracking System Standard NIJ Standard-1004.00, and provides insight into how agencies can use the standard when making procurement decisions that meet their needs.
Abstract: With the release of the National Institute of Justice’s Criminal Justice Offender Tracking System Standard NIJ Standard-1004.00, agencies finally have some help with procuring and selecting offender tracking technology that meet their needs. Some six years in development, the Offender Tracking System (OTS) standard defines both minimum voluntary performance requirements and the methods used to test performance. Documents defining the associated certification program requirements for both new and refurbished OTS are still in development and will be released in the future, along with a Selection and Application Guide that will provide additional procurement and program implementation assistance. A certification program provides administrative oversight to laboratories that test devices to ensure that they meet or exceed the requirements of the standard. Until the certification program documents are released, agencies can use the criteria outlined in the standard as benchmarks in writing their procurement documents. However, they should be aware that until the certification program is in place, vendor claims to meet or exceed requirements have not been independently verified. Two additional documents, Offender Tracking Record Transfer Service Specification, Version 1.0 and Market Survey of Location-Based Offender Tracking Technologies, Version 1.1 offer information on how agencies can ensure that important data can be transferred from one type of system to another and make a side-by-side comparison of commercially available devices, respectively.
Main Term(s): Law Enforcement Technology
Index Term(s): Corrections standards; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Offender tracking systems
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