3CICJIS—Colorado Integrated Criminal Justice Info. System “Colorado has the only statewide, integrated justice system in the country designed to electronically share information among the courts, probation, the district attorneys, the local law enforcement community, and the department of corrections There are >65 data-sharing applications currently in use.”-- Bob Roper, CIO, Colo. Judicial BranchAugust 24, 2001
6Closed, fully connected mesh network Each host is responsiblefor the information itreleases & updates, andfor choosing with whomto share it.CourtsDept ofCorrectionsLawenforcementFirewalls ateachhost siteDistrictAttorneysProbation
7CICJIS PrinciplesCICJIS operates through a middleware solution whereby each participating agency maintains its own legacy system linked by a central index.Information is shared using “business rules.”
8CICJIS Principles—2This “business rules” sharing mechanism enables the State to leverage its investment in the existing legacy systems without developing a completely new sixth system, even though the five computer systems were not initially designed to communicate with one another.
9Size 1800 court and probation users. 5250-type terminals that provide access to data via the AS/400 DBMS.A cluster of IBM Netfinity servers that support theDepartment’sDocument server &Jury server.
10Network Closed network. Fully implemented Mesh Frame Relay Network. T1-CSU/DSU & Cisco Router connectivity to all 107 remote locations.End-user access to each host and across the net is 5250 emulation via dumb terminal and PC emulation.
11ProtocolTCP/IPProvides the ability to encapsulate SNA packets in TCP/IP packets, thus protecting all data transferred from the AS/400 host to the remote locations.IP numbering plan exists with a class A license for Judicial only.Host-to-host communication is via Etherlink to the router (to fully use the T1 line speeds at the AS/400 locations).
12Hardware—1 IBM AS/400 Model 730. IBM AS/400 Model 720. IBM RS6000. IBM Netfinity Server 5500.IBM Netfinity Server 7000.
13Hardware—2 2 primary platforms: IBM AS/ , which operates as the server. That database is mirrored on anIBM AS/400 model 720, and that is front-ended with anIBM RS6000, which serves as the main connection point with the CICJIS database located on anHP 9000
15CICJIS Software Operating system: OS/400 version v4.3 Database software:DB2/400
16Applications software—1 (vendor provided): Communication Utilities/400.Language Dictionaries/400.Performance Tools/400.Application Development Toolset/400.Query/400.TCP/IP Connectivity Utilities/400.
17Applications Software—2 Office version/400.Client Access/400.R/Dars-400.Q&A Database Library.Sequel-Advanced System Concepts.
18Applications Software—3 Blend/400.Robot /Alert Support Center/400.Abstract/Probe.Primary CICJIS Related App. Software.Integrated Colorado On-Line Network, ILE-RPG/IV.
19Benefits of Integration—1 Improves Public Safety.Eliminates Redundant Data Entry.Provides Complete & Current Data.Improves ability to evaluate the impact of policy changes.
20Benefits of Integration—2 Documented Benefits:Using single-point statewide inquiries.Minimizing redundant data collection efforts.Reducing resources required for queries.Reducing paper-handling costs.Improved response times.
21Lessons Learned in Colorado—1 Get management support early & at each stage.Control of development through all constituent agencies.Problem resolution – handled at the operational level.Document the business & technical aspects of the project.
22Lessons Learned in Colorado—2 Analyze business rules before implementation.Develop the integrated system incrementally and build upon early success.Establish buy-in from system stakeholders.IT acquisition is a continuing investment.
23Lessons Learned—3 Ensure funding for implementation & training. Make sure the planners/implementers have:good people skills,are committed, andhave capacity to reprioritize projects & resources.
24Lessons Learned—4 Remember to provide training. Minimize technical change.Benchmark against project goals & objectives. [This is critical to the continued marketing of the project.]