1/08/12

NEOS Modernizes the Connecticut Information Sharing System

NEOS Director, George Perron, was featured on CT NEWS8 explaining the State of Connecticut’s new, modernized criminal tracking system.

“At the end state of when all the different feeding systems are completely added into it, they’ll be able to get pertinent information about criminals and their history,” explains Perron.

According to the New York Times, five years ago, the State of Connecticut experienced the worst home invasion crime in its history. On July 22, 2007 three members of the Petit family in Cheshire, CT were brutally murdered and arson set to cover up the crime scene.

At the time, the state’s police, court officials, prosecutors, prison administrators and probation and parole officers did not have access to all documents about a criminal’s history before making vital decisions. In the aftermath, the Connecticut Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) is developing an integrated system that will significantly improve information sharing throughout the state’s criminal justice community. This system, named the Connecticut Information Sharing System (CISS), will also increase business efficiency by exchanging information electronically between agencies.

NEOS is one of six companies participating in this effort. The first phase, slated for production later this year, will provide an enhanced search capability to retrieve pertinent data in seconds instead of hours or days. In addition, there is a structured entry capability being created as well, including records from the Offender Based Tracking System (OBTS).

George Perron:

George Perron is a Consulting Director at NEOS, where he leverages his background in legacy systems modernization, business consulting and quality management on client engagements. Throughout his 30+ year career, George has led large scale system conversions, and consolidation and modernization efforts for clients around the world. George has also helped restructure organizations, improve development efficiencies through SDLC design and optimize quality assurance. Prior to NEOS, George was a Director at The Hartford Financial Services group and had played many different leadership roles in his 27 year career.

The following release, planned for early next year, will include adding multiple judicial systems access and the electronic exchange (workflow) of a Universal Arrest Record (UAR). Additional releases follow adding in more workflow exchanges and integrating more systems.

Watch the full CT NEWS8’s story featuring NEOS Director, George Perron.