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Ashwini JarralDepartment: Senior Management
Title: Executive Director
Ashwini Jarral currently serves as the Executive Director of the IJIS Institute, a nonprofit corporation formed by the U.S. Department of Justice, to help state and local governments develop ways to share information among the disciplines engaged in homeland security, justice, and public safety.
Jarral has been recognized nationally, and internationally, for his work in information sharing efforts since the 9/11 event and has over 20 years’ experience in IT consulting, operations management and various executive roles. He has worked in the private sector providing professional technology services and solutions in the financial, telecommunications, and justice and public safety sectors.
Jarral currently serves on the Department of Justice’s Global Federal Advisory Committee, an advisory group to the U.S. Attorney General, FirstNet Authority's Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC)s, the Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) task force and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)s Computed Crime and Digital Evidence committee.
Jarral has previously managed the Standards Coordination Council (SCC) under the White House’s Sub-Committee of the Information Sharing and Access Interagency Policy Committee (ISA IPC), co-chaired the Object Management Group (OMG) Information Sharing Working group, served on the Global Standards Council (GSC) and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA).
A member of the prestigious Federal 100 award in 2014, an award that is presented to leaders who have gone above and beyond to make a real difference in the way technology was bought, managed and used in the federal IT community. Jarral received this award for his leadership role in conceiving and implementing a new standards-based interoperability program to help advance information sharing in the justice, public safety and homeland security environments to directly support the president's National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding.
Jarral has published numerous articles, whitepapers and reports on various topics of technology, standards, interoperability and information sharing. He has also played a key role in developing various information sharing standards within Justice, Public Safety, Homeland Security and Health.
Jarral holds a B.S. in Decision Science and Management Information Systems (DMIS) and a M.S. in Management Information Systems. He is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Green Belt Certified Professional.