Interorganizational Information Integration in the Criminal Justice Enterprise: Preliminary Lessons from State and County Initiatives
J. Ramón Gil-García, Carrie A. Schneider, Theresa A. Pardo, and Anthony M. Cresswell
Proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2005), Sat, 31 Jan 2005,
Traditional governmental structures have organized the capture, use, and management of information along agency lines. These “information silos” are not very useful in a dynamic environment. Information integration is considered one of the most significant ways to change the structure and function of public organizations. It has the potential to support the transformation of organizational structures and communication channels between and among multiple agencies working in different locations. This article contributes to this knowledge-building effort by examining the factors that influenced the success of selected criminal justice integration initiatives. Useful integration strategies are also identified.