The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security—is happy to announce Spillman Technologies as the recipient of the 2012 IJIS Institute Member Appreciation Award.
Spillman Technologies received the award Jan. 19 at the IJIS Institute Winter Industry Briefing. Spillman Technologies was nominated for the company's outstanding contributions to the achievements of several IJIS Institute committees this year and since the founding of the Institute.
The central element that makes Spillman Technologies a worthy recipient of the award is their commitment in 2011, as well as in prior years, to participation in, and leadership of, IJIS Institute committee work.
Specifically cited is the service of Steve Hoggard, who has served for more than four years as chair of the IJIS Public Safety Technology Standards Committee (IPSTSC). Above and beyond the many hours (more than 140 in 2011 alone) he has dedicated, Steve has been the "motivating factor" in the tremendous productivity of this committee, including the recent completion of the "Data Sharing Between CAD Systems" white paper.
Spillman Technologies should also be recognized for its participation in other IJIS Institute committee work. In addition to current membership on the CJIS Program Advisory Committee (CPAC), the firm has made valuable contributions recently to the NIBRS/N-DEx Advisory Committee and the Public Safety Data Interoperability (PSDI) Committee.
"Spillman Technologies' depth of commitment to the mission of the IJIS Institute is exhibited in the drive and focus with which they approach industry thought leadership and participation in leadership activities, as well as their willingness to volunteer company resources to Institute projects or initiatives," according to Steve Ambrosini, the IJIS Institute's interim executive director.