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  • Region 3 Conference Next Week! 

    r3logoAAMVA's Region 3 Conference takes place next week, October 23 – 25, in Oak Brook, Illinois! Special features unique to this conference will include a Jurisdiction Showcase, for attendees to share their successes and challenges with their colleagues, and a scenic cruise on Lake Michigan. The conference provides an opportunity for you and your peers to discuss relevant driver's license, motor vehicle, and law enforcement related issues. As with every AAMVA conference, the ability to network is one of the most beneficial experiences, and this year's regional conference provides several networking opportunities as well as interactive learning opportunities. Jurisdiction attendees will learn about the successes and challenges of others, share ideas, build relationships, and discover the many products and services provided by our industry partners that can assist in your mission. Industry attendees will have the opportunity to meet with key players in the driver's license, motor vehicle and law enforcement arenas. Visit the 2018 Region 3 Conference Website for more information and to register! If you plan to attend the conference, please be sure to register.

    AAMVA Combined Standing Committees Meet

    combinedstandingcommittee2018AAMVA's Driver, Law Enforcement, and Vehicle committees came together last week in Arlington, VA for the Combined Standing Committees Meeting. Each committee gave a report on their accomplishments over the past year, and gave an update on the big projects they'll be tackling in the coming year. The committees also brainstormed ideas for session topics at the 2019 Workshop and Law Institute in Baltimore, MD. Photos from the meeting are available on AAMVA's Flickr page. For more information on AAMVA's Standing Committees, click here.

    Louisiana to Begin Using AAMVA's State-to-State Verification Service (S2S) on Monday, October 22

    Louisiana will begin using AAMVA's State-to-State Verification Service (S2S) on Monday, October 22, 2018. Tasks related to onboarding Louisiana will be conducted during the weekend of October 20, 2018. During this process (Saturday evening to Monday morning), there will be periods during which the CDLIS/S2S Central Site will be in inquiry-only mode or unavailable (over and above the regularly scheduled maintenance window of 2:00 AM ET to 5:00 AM ET on Sunday, October 21, 2018). AAMVA is taking all steps possible to minimize service interruptions and will be sending alerts notifying states of Central Site availability throughout the process. Read more here.

    National Law Enforcement Museum Grand Opening


    The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new National Law Enforcement Museum was held on October 11, 2018, in Judiciary Square in Washington DC. Because they were already in DC attending the AAMVA Combined Standing Committee meetings, AAMVA was represented at the invitation-only event by Chair of the International Board, Rhonda Lahm; Board Advisor to the Law Enforcement Standing Committee, Chrissy Nizer; Chair of the Law Enforcement Standing Committee, Jason Berry; and 

    lawenforcementmuseum1AAMVA Director of Law Enforcement, Brian Ursino. Here they are pictured at the National Law Enforcement Memorial, across the street from the Museum.   Honorary Chair Clint Eastwood cut the ribbon to the new National Law Enforcement Museum.

    AAMVA Leadership Academy Applications Now Being Accepted

    The Leadership Academy provides professional development opportunities for future leaders in the AAMVA community. This program is designed for jurisdiction employees who have demonstrated leadership potential and the ability to succeed in positions of greater responsibility within their agencies. The program will take place April 29 – May 2, 2019. Attendees must have the approval and support of the Chief Administrator of their agency to apply. All expenses will be paid by AAMVA. This week-long program will include modules on defining leadership, team work and collaboration, change management, and more. It is an intense training opportunity focused on the unique characteristics of leading and managing a motor vehicle or law enforcement agency. The draft course outline provides more information on what topics will be included. If you are interested, please fill out the application form and send it along with your resume to Janice Dluzynski. Class size will be limited to eighteen participants and we can accept only one application from each member agency. Applications are due by November 5, 2018. If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact: Janice Dluzynski or 703-908-5842. See what prior participants had to say about the AAMVA Leadership Academy in this video.

    This Week's Webinars

    NMVTIS State Web Interface (SWI)  – Understanding the Administrative Features

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (ET)

    The NMVTIS SWI Web Application is used by the states to perform title verification and data corrections. This webinar focuses on how the states use the administrative features to oversee the states user community. A brief overview of the SWI application is also provided. The SWI application has been built so that each state manages their own user community. This includes configuring the system with organizations to which users are assigned. The state administrator is responsible for user role assignments and user account activation and deactivation. The SWI Application also includes a reporting component that allows state administrators to monitor user activity. 

    Note:  This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction and federal members only.


    CIO Roundtable Webinar Series: AAMVAnet Study and Cloud Migration Update

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (ET)

    The primary objective of this webinar is to communicate to AAMVA jurisdiction, federal, and associate members information pertaining to AAMVA's future Network and Cloud Migration strategies. In addition, a root cause analysis update concerning previous system downtime occurrences will be provided. The webinar will include time for attendees to raise questions and discuss issues related to both AAMVA systems and matters relevant to their own information technology systems. We also welcome suggestions for topics of interest that can be explored during future CIO Roundtable webinars. 

    Note: This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction, federal, and associate members.


    CSTIMS/ROOSTR - Knowledge Test Results Functionality

    Thursday, October 18, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (ET)

    This Webinar will provide an insight on capturing and transferring Knowledge Test Results, a new functionality that will be available to CSTIMS and ROOSTR states on September 30th, 2018. The existing CSTIMS and ROOSTR applications will not be impacted. Training slides will be available on the AAMVA website prior to the release. The primary audience for this webinar will be any CSTIMS or ROOSTR users that will be entering intrastate or interstate knowledge test results. For CSTIMS states, this will generally be the Jurisdiction Administrators or the CDL Monitors (Roles: JA and CM).

    Note: This webinar is for AAMVA jurisdiction and federal members only.

    The following articles from Regional News - October 12, 2018 received the highest click-through rates:

    Fatal New York Limo Crash Raises Safety Questions About 'Frankenstein' Vehicles 

    The stretch limousine involved in a deadly crash in upstate New York on Saturday had recently failed a state safety inspection and its driver did not have the proper license to drive the vehicle, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. The crash killed all 18 occupants of the modified limo and two pedestrians. Federal officials said it is the deadliest transportation accident in the U.S. since a 2009 plane crash. Read the article at npr.org

    5+ States That Will Offer Non-Binary Gender Option on Driver's Licenses 

    This week, Minnesota became the latest state to offer a non-binary gender option on driver's license. There are soon-to-be five states offering a third option, besides male or female. This is important, as driver's licenses are state-controlled and are the most common type of government identification used by most people. Here's the list, in chronological order. Read the article at care2.com

    To Crash or Swerve? Study Reveals Which Actions Taken by Self-Driving Cars Are Morally Defensible 

    A crash by one of Uber Technologies, Inc.'s self-driving cars earlier this year resulted in the first pedestrian death associated with self-driving technology. The incident highlighted the challenges technology companies are facing in developing software that can adequately detect and respond to hazards in the road and immediate surroundings. The vehicle could have come to a complete stop in three seconds but did not employ emergency braking until 1.3 seconds before impact. Should emergency braking have been the default action taken immediately following the detection of roadway hazard? Read the article at phys.org.

    See the Stylish and Confusing Vehicles from the Paris Auto Show 

    The Paris Auto Show 2018 may have been devoid of big vehicle launches, but that doesn't mean it was boring. We saw a mix of cool (the Peugeot E-Legend), weird (Renault's EZ-ULTIMO), quick (Infiniti's Project Black S) and long-range (the Kia e-Niro). Read the article at engadget.com

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