DOJ Seeks Interview Room Systems, License Plate Reader Systems Panelists

Seeks to create panels to establish standards and requirements
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The Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking volunteers for two panels that would determine the certification and testing standards for interview room video systems and for license plate reader systems.

In two Federal Register notices both posted on Dec. 2, 2010, the DOJ’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) says it is developing new interview-room video system standard and corresponding certification program requirements, and new license plate reader standard and corresponding certification program requirements.

For both proposed standards, the NIJ wants to empanel a “special technical committee” (STC) comprised of practitioners from each field, as well as researchers, testing experts, certification experts and representatives from stakeholder organizations.

The NIJ anticipates that the members of each STC will participate in six two-day meetings over a 12-month period with the goal of completing development of the standard and certification program requirements.

The NIJ anticipates that each STC meetings will begin in January 2011. Travel expenses and per diem will be reimbursed for the members of each STC; however, participation time will not be funded. The NIJ is seeking representatives from certification bodies and test laboratories who have experience with video systems or experience with law enforcement operations for the interview room video systems’ standards; and experience with similar types of electronic equipment for the license plate reader system standards. The NIJ says there are up to four positions to be filled on each STC, and the agency will accept—for review—the first 20 submissions.

Interested parties are requested to submit no more than two pages describing their applicable experience, preferred knowledge and affiliations with standards development organizations for each STC. Applicants need to submit their information to Frances Scott at frances.scott@usdoj.gov by Dec. 13, 2010. Submissions will be reviewed, and participants notified regarding their acceptance by Jan. 17, 2011. For more information, contact Scott at (202) 305-9950.

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