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Wormeli Consulting


Innovation Strategist

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Human Services, Education, Public Health, Public Safety, Health Information Technology, Emergency Services

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Public Health, Public Safety, Health Information Technology, Emergency Services

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Paul Wormeli consults for government and the commercial sector in the application of information technology to public service.. He has introduced innovative programs in public policy as well as innovations in the use of technology.  He has managed the development of software products resulting in system implementation for dozens of agencies throughout the world, and has managed national programs in support of advanced information sharing.  

Mr. Wormeli was appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Deputy Administrator of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) in the U.S. Department of Justice.  He led the development of a common protocol for interconnecting diverse proprietary protocols to enable the nationwide sharing of criminal history information.  Mr. Wormeli managed the work for the Information Systems section in the report of the President’s National Commission on Standards and Goals for Criminal Justice. He has been an advisor to the White House on security and privacy, and participated in the drafting of Federal law on this topic.. During his tenure in the Justice Department, he served on the President’s Committee on Drug Enforcement. 

Mr. Wormeli helped create and was the first full-time Executive Director of the IJIS Institute, a non-profit dedicated to engaging industry in helping government agencies improve information sharing using advanced technology.

In 2009, Mr. Wormeli was appointed to serve on the Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ) of the National Academy of Sciences.  In 2011, Mr. Wormeli was named by Government Technology magazine as one of the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers in Public Sector Innovation in the U.S. Also in 2011, the National Association for Justice Information Systems (NAJIS) awarded Mr Wormeli the Kelly Bacon award for “Outstanding Service to the Justice Information Technology Community”. In 2012, Wormeli was named as a Senior Fellow in the Homeland Security Policy Institute of the George Washington University.  In 2015, Mr. Wormeli was awarded the Robert P. Shumate award for a lifetime of service to the law enforcement and justice community. In 2016, Mr. Wormeli was elected to be a fellow in the Public Technology Institute.  In 2017 he was awarded the 2017 Interoptimability Award by the Stewards of Change Institute for his work in improving information sharing.  In 2018 he was named as a member of the advisory board for the National Interoperability Consortium.    

Mr. Wormeli holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of New Mexico, and a Master of Engineering Administration degree from the George Washington University.  He undertook courses in the honors program for industry as a part of the doctoral program in Engineering Economic Systems at Stanford University.  He received a certificate in Cross-Boundary Transformation from the John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program at Harvard University.   Mr. Wormeli is an adjunct professor in the College of Professional Studies at the George Washington University.

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