NASCIO Executive Committee Member Sills Appointed to U.S. Global Advisory Committee

LEXINGTON, Ky., Tuesday, April 15 – The National Association of State Chief Information Officer’s (NASCIO) is honored to announce that Jim Sills, NASCIO Executive Committee Director and Delaware Cabinet Secretary and CIO, was appointed to serve as the new NASCIO representative to the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) Advisory Committee (GAC). Representing NASCIO, state CIOs have served on Global for more than a dozen years.

GAC operates under the support and leadership auspices of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Sills will serve alongside more than 30 independent organizations spanning the spectrum of justice- and public safety-interested constituencies. Member organizations participate in Global out of shared responsibility and a shared belief that, together, they can bring about positive change in interorganizational communication and data sharing. 

“It’s an honor to be appointed to serve on the GAC,” said Sills. “I look forward to learning from other members, and sharing some insights and best practices on technologies, such as cloud, mobile, security, and business intelligence. As the NASCIO representative, it’s my goal to help drive the conversation on how to improve data sharing among this outstanding group of federal criminal justice and public partners.”

The GAC advises the nation’s highest-ranking law enforcement officer—the U.S. Attorney General—on information sharing issues. The GAC also assists member organizations and the people they serve through a series of important initiatives, making the Committee a critical voice across all justice-interested disciplines, at every level of government. Global recommends the development and promulgation of technology standards and architectures such as the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). NASCIO is an ardent supporter of NIEM and advocates for its adoptions at the state and local level. See NASCIO’s statement of support here.