IJIS Institute

IJIS Institute Welcomes Carrie Supko as Project Manager

Press Release   •   Oct 14, 2010 10:04 EDT

The IJIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security, is pleased to welcome Ms. Carrie Supko to the staff as a senior project manager. Supko will be managing the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) project for the IJIS Institute as well as projects related to fusion centers.

The NSI is a partnership among local, state, tribal, and federal agencies to establish a unified process for reporting, tracking, and accessing SARs in a manner that rigorously protects the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of Americans, as called for in the 2007 National Strategy for Information Sharing. The SAR process focuses on what law enforcement has been doing for years—gathering information regarding behaviors and incidents associated with crime and establishing a process to share information to detect and prevent criminal activity, including crime associated with domestic and international terrorism. The NSI strategy is to develop, evaluate, and implement common processes and policies for gathering, documenting, processing, analyzing, and sharing information about terrorism-related suspicious activities.

Carrie Supko comes to the IJIS Institute from the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technologies Center (NLECTC) Communications Technologies Center of Excellence (COE) where she served as the deputy director for the past three years. The NLECTC COE is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice ProgramsNational Institute of Justice. Prior to joining the Center of Excellence, Supko worked with the National Institute of Justice CommTech Program where she served as the acting program manager as well as the CommTech Outreach, Technology Assistance, and Pilot program manager. Supko has also worked with the Office of Research and Evaluation within the National District Attorney’s Association and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Supko has over ten years of experience in criminal justice project management, grants management, criminal justice and emergency response research/development/testing/ evaluation, implementation and management of pilot projects/operational evaluations, public safety outreach and technology assistance, and first responder communications systems. Supko received her B.A. in crime, law, and justice from The Pennsylvania State University and holds both an associate’s certificate and master’s certificate in project management.

“I am pleased to welcome Carrie to the IJIS Institute,” stated Paul Wormeli, executive director of the IJIS Institute. “She has a broad knowledge base in criminal justice and public safety and is an experienced project manager – these will be valuable in overseeing and guiding the IJIS Institute activities in the NSI project.”

About the IJIS Institute—The IJIS Institute unites the private and public sectors to improve critical information sharing for those who protect and serve our communities. The IJIS Institute provides training, technology assistance, national scope issue management, and program management services to help government fully realize the power of information sharing. Founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with national headquarters on The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, the IJIS Institute has grown to more than 300 member and affiliate companies across the United States. For more information visit www.IJIS.org.