ASHWINI JARRAL currently serves as director of operations with the IJIS Institute, where he oversees numerous national initiatives. A member of the prestigious Federal 100 in 2014, he was instrumental in conceiving and implementing a new standards-based interoperability program to help advance information sharing in the justice, public safety, and homeland security environments. He has educated mission and industry partners about the value of adopting interoperability standards and recruited the right partners to develop the program, which directly supports the president’s National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding. He has over 15 years of experience in IT consulting, deployment, and operations and in program and project management. He has worked in the private sector providing professional technology services and solutions in the financial, telecommunications, and justice and public safety sectors. He currently co-chairs the Object Management Group Information Sharing Working group and serves on the Global Standards Council and the Standards Coordination Council Sub-Committee of the Information Sharing and Access Interagency Policy Committee. He holds a B.S. in decision science and management information systems and an M.S. in management information systems. He is a Six Sigma Green Belt Certified Professional.