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[OJP (NIJ) Docket No. 1535]

License Plate Reader Standard Special Technical Committee Request for Proposals for Certification and Testing Expertise

AGENCY: National Institute of Justice.
ACTION: Request for Proposals for Certification and Testing Expertise.
SUMMARY: The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is in the process of developing a new License Plate Reader Standard and corresponding certification program requirements. This work is being performed by a Special Technical Committee (STC), comprised of practitioners from the field, researchers, testing experts, certification experts, and representatives from stakeholder organizations. It is anticipated that the STC members will participate in six 2-day meetings over a 12-month time period with the goal of completing development of the standard and certification program requirements. It is anticipated that STC meetings will begin in January 2011. Travel expenses and per diem will be reimbursed for all STC meetings; however, participation time will not be funded. NIJ is seeking representatives from (1) certification bodies and (2) test laboratories with experience in programs for similar types of electronic equipment. Additional preferred knowledge includes experience with video systems or experience with law enforcement operations. There are up to four positions to be filled on the STC, and NIJ will accept the first 20 submissions for review.

Interested parties are requested to nominate individuals from their organizations and submit no more than two pages describing the nominee's applicable experience, preferred knowledge, and affiliations with standards development organizations. This information shall be submitted to Frances Scott atfrances.scott@usdoj.govby December 13, 2010. The submissions will be reviewed, and participants will be notified regarding their acceptance by January 17, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frances Scott by telephone at 202-305-9950 [Note:this is not a toll-free telephone number], or by e-mail
John H. Laub, Director, National Institute of Justice.