The IJIS Institute (IJIS) is a nonprofit corporation representing industry’s leading companies who collaborate with local, state, tribal, and federal agencies to provide technical assistance, training, and support services for information exchange and technology initiatives. IJIS unites the private and public sectors to improve mission-critical information sharing for those who protect and serve local communities. IJIS was founded in 2001 as a result of the U.S. Department of Justice’s interest in raising private sector participation in the advancement of national initiatives affecting justice and public safety, and more recently homeland security. Today, IJIS represents the leading companies serving these and other related sectors and provides assistance to government agencies by bringing industry to the table in a constructive role, and continuing to drive toward achieving high regard for the companies that are dedicated to helping the public sector find high-value solutions. IJIS is funded through a combination of federal grants, industry contributions, and partnership agreements.