NASCIO Executive Director named 2017 Recipient of IJIS Institute Robert P. Shumate Award
Ashburn, VA (March 7, 2017) – The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing and safeguarding for justice, public safety, and homeland security—is pleased to announce Doug Robinson, as the recipient of the 2017 Robert P. Shumate National Public Safety and Justice Contributor to Excellence Award.
Doug Robinson is the Executive Director of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). Under his leadership, NASCIO has become a major voice in the effort to persuade the public sector to accept new and innovative approaches to information processing. This has included such varied areas as Cybersecurity, the adoption of Information Sharing Standards, Procurement Innovation and Reform among other areas. Doug has been a tireless speaker advocating the use of best practices in information technology within the public sector which has contributed greatly to justice and public safety as well as other sectors of government. Under his leadership, NASCIO has reached out to the private sector seeking public-private relationships that can improve information technology practices for both sectors.
Kay Stephenson, president of the IJIS Institute Board of Directors, said, “Doug’s contribution, both personally and as Executive Director of NASCIO, to the advancement of information technology in the public and private sector has been enormous.” Stephenson further elaborated, “The IJIS Institute Board of Directors’ joins me in congratulating Doug on his achievements and on receiving the Shumate Award.”
Past Recipients of the Robert P. Shumate Award include:
- 2016—Paul Wormeli, Innovation Strategist, Wormeli Consulting, LLC, and Member Emeritus of the IJIS Institute
- 2015—Pamela Scanlon, Executive Director, Automated Regional Justice Information System
- 2014—Robert Greeves, Policy Adviser (retired) to the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
- 2012—Thomas J. O’Reilly, Director, The Police Institute at Rutgers School of Criminal Justice
- 2011—Dr. Alan Harbitter, Harbitter Consulting Group
- 2010—David Gavin, N-DEx Outreach Consultant for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
- 2009—Bruce Kelling, President and CEO, Bask Enterprises
- 2008—Harlin R. McEwen, Chairman of the Board, Public Safety Spectrum Trust
- 2007—Steve Correll, Executive Director, Nlets
- 2006—Mike Hulme, Justice and Public Safety Architect, Unisys
The Robert P. Shumate National Public Safety and Justice Contributor to Excellence Award, named for the first president of the IJIS Institute, is presented annually by the IJIS Institute to the person from either industry or the public sector that has made the most valuable life-time contribution to justice and public safety information sharing. Candidates for the award are nominated by IJIS Institute members and affiliates, and represent the highest level of conviction to justice, public safety and homeland security information sharing.
For more information about the award, please visit: http://www.ijis.org/?page=Awards.
About the IJIS Institute
The IJIS Institute unites the private and public sectors to improve mission-critical information sharing and safeguarding for those who protect and serve our communities. The IJIS Institute provides training, technical 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 over 400 member companies and individual associates from government, non-profit, and educational institutions from across the United States. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.ijis.org/; follow us on Twitter @ijisinstitute; read the IJIS Factor Blog; or, join us on LinkedIn at Justice and Public Safety Information Sharing.