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Justin Murphy '76

Justin Murphy '76

Mr. Murphy currently serves as the Senior Law Enforcement Advisor and Special Assistant to the Chief Information Officer of the US Department of Justice (DOJ). He is responsible for liaising with federal state, local and tribal law enforcement partners on topics such as technology advancement and adoption and security. He provides insight and recommendations on the Department’s Law Enforcement Information Sharing Plan and its adoption throughout the nation. This includes an in-depth understanding of such programs as the FBI’s National Data Exchange (N-Dex), Sentinel, Next Generation Identification (NGI), and the Federal Law Enforcement Integrated Wireless Network, the replacement communication network for all of the DOJ’s Law Enforcement components. In addition, Mr. Murphy is the Deputy Executive Director for the National Information Exchange Model, a partnership between the US Department of Justice and the US Department of Homeland Security. The program is designed to develop, disseminate and support enterprise-wide information exchange standards.

Prior to his current position, he held a number of senior positions in the private sector for large system integrators, including Vice President for Science Application International Corporation (SAIC), where he served as the company’s Account Executive for the DOJ and was responsible for mergers and acquisitions for the Integrated Security Solutions Business units of SAIC.

Mr. Murphy served 20 years in law enforcement and retired as a Major from the Fairfax County Police Department, the largest municipal department in Virginia. During his tenure with the County he held command positions in all of the Department’s bureaus.

Mr. Murphy is a 1976 graduate of the University of Scranton and received an Executive Masters degree in 1993 from the University of Maryland. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.

He has lectured at international conferences for the Association of Public Safety Communications and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Mr. Murphy is married to Elizabeth Altemus (’83) and they have one daughter.