The Mission-Critical Resource Center

Episode 6: Data-Driven Criminal Justice

MCP's informational podcast series features the firm’s subject-matter experts and other industry leaders exploring a wide range of timely topics pertaining to mission-critical communications.

The sixth episode on the MCP Podcast Network is entitled “Data-Driven Criminal Justice.” This episode explores how data integration can improve the criminal justice process and result in better information and more effective and data-driven decision-making. Every criminal justice agency is dependent on its partners, whether it be courts, prosecutors, corrections, law enforcement, or any other partners for information to be there in a timely manner. Additional topics of discussion include:

  • Who is involved in the criminal justice process and highlights some of their data integration needs
  • What is meant by the term data integration
  • Specific use cases within the criminal justice community for data integration
  • Some of the problems that are keeping agencies from integrating their data

An edited transcript is available for download below.


Panelists include:

  • David Usery, Vice President and Director of Integration Services from Mission Critical Partners. Dave is a thirty-year criminal justice industry veteran with extensive experience working in public, private and non-profit organizations. Dave has led projects that range from business and exchange planning to statewide implementation of exchanges in the justice system using service-oriented architecture (SOA) related technologies. He has extensive knowledge of justice business requirements, and information exchange standards, including NIEM Information Exchange Package Documentation (IEPD) and Global service specifications. His work in standards has earned him a national reputation as a justice technology specialist.

  • Jim Pingel, MPA, PMP is an Account Manager at Mission Critical Partners. Jim has more than 25 years of diversified experience in project management, data integration, service-oriented architecture, contract and account management, budgeting, grant writing, program management, IT governance, and business architecture. He has implemented large-scale, multi-year workflow integration projects at both the state and county levels by employing national standards including the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) and Global Reference Architecture (GRA) to help justice and homeland security agencies share information, collaborate, and use information to better protect our communities.

  • The episode is moderated by Glenn Bischoff, MCP content specialist and former editor of Urgent Communications and Fire Chief magazines.


Topics: Podcast, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice

Posted on February 10, 2021

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