Intergovernmental Advisory Board (IAB) Teleconference    (2ZSU)

American Council for Technology Tuesday, September 27, 2005 2:00-3:00 PM (Eastern)    (2ZSP)

Attendees:    (2ZSV)

Introduction and Opening Remarks – Denis Gusty    (2ZT7)

o Mr. Patrick McCreary, DOJ, was introduced as a new federal IAB member    (2ZTG)

o J. Patrick McCreary is an Associate Deputy Director with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, and U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. McCreary plays an active role in BJA’s Policy Office where he coordinates activities involving Law Enforcement and Justice Information Sharing programs that have national policy impact. He supports internal and external liaison between national associations, academic institutions, the private sector, and local, state, tribal, and federal agencies. He also serves as the Designated Federal Official for the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (GAC).    (2ZTH)

o Pat has shepherded into existence the Global Justice XML Data Model, a Data Dictionary for sharing criminal justice information which is used by more than 200 state, local and federal criminal justice and law enforcement agencies.    (2ZTI)

o Pat also mentioned his recent work with the development of a National Sex Offender Registry Database. In May, 2005 the U.S. Justice Department announced that it would soon make available on the internet a national sex offender registry database. U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales proposed to have the registry ready for public use and searches by autumn. Two weeks after the Attorney General’s public announcement, the registry was in use by four states and 22 states after 60 more days. Currently 30 states have information entered into the national registry. By the end of calendar year 2005, sex offender information from 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories will be available online from one web site.    (2ZTJ)

o Today the Homeland Security Department, along with the Justice Department, has adopted the Global JXDM as the basis for their government-wide data–sharing model called the National Information Exchange Model.    (2ZSR)

Highlights from last meeting held Tuesday, June 21, 2005 – Betsy Steele and John Clark    (2ZT8)

o Evie Barry recapped proceedings from a NECCC Symposium on Strategic Sourcing and discussion continued on the OMB May 20 memo calling for government-wide use of Strategic Sourcing    (2ZTK)

o Darlene Meskell briefed the group on provisions of the Real ID Act of 2005 o Doug Robinson led a discussion on unfunded mandate and unintended consequences of the Real ID Act on state governments and public safety    (2ZTL)

o The teleconference concluded with a discussion of possible topics for an IAB product for 2005    (2ZT9)

Status of the IAB report on Health IT in Government – Marc Wine    (2ZTA)

o Marc mentioned the current IAB project to publish a report titled, "Government Health IT, Transforming Health Care and Empowering Citizens". The report will present case studies documenting best practices in health information technology from around the world. This report will also demonstrate how federal, state, local and international governments may use different health IT applications, like electronic health record systems and wireless computing for health care, while employing interoperability and data standards.    (2ZTM)

o Marc announced that he was invited to moderate the panel on, "Advancing Interoperability and Standards," at the Government Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C. on November 17th. Marc plans to showcase the IAB report findings at the Health IT Summit and during his the panel session.    (2ZSS)

NECCC Homeland Security Workshop – Evie Barry    (2ZTB)

o Evie Barry informed us that the NECCC Homeland Security Workshop had been postponed to early 2006 because of impact of Hurricane Katrina on the DHS work force and, state and local first responders.    (2ZTN)

o She also wanted to remind us of the 2005 NECCC Conference. This year’s conference is being held November 14-16, 2005, in Boston, Massachusetts at the Omni Parker House. This year’s theme, Transformation of Government: Savings, Services and Solutions, promises to offer practical real-life solutions to solving real government dilemmas.    (2ZTC)

ICA Happenings – Dave Molchany    (2ZTD)

o David Mulchany, CIO, Department of IT, Fairfax County, gave us an overview of the ICA International Council for Information Technology in Government Administration 39th Annual ICA Conference that he attended the week of Monday September 12 in Salzburg, Austria.    (2ZTO)

o He identified many ongoing and emerging issues such as implementing electronic ID management, the use of interactive digital TV, web robots, and information security.    (2ZTP)

o After several years of placing services online and espousing citizen-centric government, ICA members are now looking inward to address the infrastructures, organizations, architectures and business processes that use ICT to support citizen services. The focus has moved from the front-end to the back-end. Meanwhile, citizen preferences for access and interaction with government hardly remain static. The challenge for governments in the coming years will be to organize and manage service delivery while remaining attuned to the ever-shifting needs and preferences of their citizens.    (2ZTE)

Wrap-up and Closing – Denis Gusty    (2ZTF)

o I regret to announce that Dianah Neff will be retiring from the IAB. Please send any suggestions/nominations for our next local member to me (Mr. Denis Gusty) at or Mr. John Clark at    (2ZST)