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NCJ Number: 221293 Find in a Library
Title: Tribal Justice Information Sharing System (TJISS) Technical Self-Assessment DVD
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Rural Law Enforcement
United States of America
Date Published: 2008
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Ctr for Rural Law Enforcement
Little Rock, AR 72204
Grant Number: 2003-LD-BX-K001
Sale Source: National Ctr for Rural Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice Institute
University of Arkansas System
7723 Colonel Glenn Road
Little Rock, AR 72204
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This DVD provides a step-by-step explanation of the questionnaire developed by the National Center for Rural law Enforcement in order to assist tribal law enforcement agencies in a self-assessment of their current information technology, with a view toward developing and/or upgrading this technology.
Abstract: The objectives of the self-assessment, which is implemented through a questionnaire that can be downloaded from the specified Web site, are to determine the current baseline technical level, to plan for long-term technical goals, and to develop an informed approach for working with vendors in purchasing new technology. The DVD takes the viewer through the self-assessment process by using the self-assessment experience of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians. Representatives of the tribal police discuss their needs as the narrator takes the DVD viewer through the self-assessment process. The first step in the self-assessment of the tribe's information technology is a hardware inventory that determines the baseline level of equipment currently available to the agency. The next step in the self-assessment is an inventory of existing information technology software, including security software and software licensing for information sharing. The third step in the self-assessment process is an assessment of networking resources, including the agency's objectives for networking. Other steps in the self-assessment focus on Internet usage, the status of an agency Web site, staff capabilities, disaster-recovery capabilities and policies, existing building characteristics, and long-term goals for the tribal justice information sharing system.
Main Term(s): Police planning
Index Term(s): Automated police information systems; BJA Grant-related Documents; Computer hardware systems; Computer software; Information dissemination; Information processing; Police information systems; Police management; Self evaluation; Tribal police
Note: DVD, 30 minutes
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