IBM Announced as Benefactor for IJIS Institute’s Badge & Tech Benefit
Event to celebrate Iinstitute’s10th anniversary and benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
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March 16, 2011 - PRLog -- Ashburn, VA., March 16, 2011. The IJIS Institute , a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security, is proud to announce that IBM will be a Event to celebrate Institute’s 10th anniversary and benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Benefactor at next month’s Badge and Tech Benefit, to be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. The reception and dinner will be held at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, at 2231 Crystal Drive in Arlington, Virginia. This event will celebrate IJIS Institute’s 10th year of operation with the proceeds of the event donated to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).
The Badge and Tech Benefit tickets are available at the IJIS Institute website or by calling Camille Bechtel at 703-726-3697. Attendees will include federal, state and local justice, public safety and homeland security employees and executives, interested citizens, and companies serving these communities. Opportunities to sponsor all or portions of this event are available by contacting Jennifer Dillon at 703-981-4308 or at Jennifer.email@example.com .
IBM’s Department of Justice, Department of State and US Court Account Lead, Alan Heath noted, “IBM is actively involved in numerous projects in support of our nation’s public safety, homeland security and national security objectives, to include assistance in the creation of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). The IJIS Institute’s extensive involvement in promoting NIEM adoption, is one of the main reasons IBM has maintained a valuable partnership with the Institute since 2007. We are therefore pleased to be a Benefactor for the IJIS Institute’s Badge and Tech Benefit. Heath further stated, “Supporting the work of NCMEC is not only the right thing to do, it supports our corporate responsibility program. For us, it is about doing well and making our society better.”
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Since it was established by Congress in 1984, the organization has operated the toll-free 24-hour National Missing Children’s Hotline and has handled more than 2,528,730 calls. It has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 157,720 children. The organization’s Cyber Tip line has handled more than 1,011,580 reports of child sexual exploitation and its Child Victim Identification Program has reviewed and analyzed more than 44,678,000 pornography images and videos. The organization works in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
About the IJIS Institute—The IJIS Institute serves as the voice of industry by uniting the private and public sectors to improve mission-critical information sharing 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 nearly 300 member and affiliate companies across the United States. For more information, please visit www.IJIS.org.
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IJIS Institute serves as the voice of industry by uniting the private and public sectors to improve mission-critical information sharing for those who protect and serve our community.