Paul K. Wormeli

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Paul K. Wormeli

Innovation Strategist, Wormeli Consulting, LLC


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.
  • 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.   
  • Information Sharing
  • Data Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Law Enforcement
  • Justice Statistics
  • Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science degree, Electronics Engineering, University of New Mexico
  • Master of Engineering Administration degree, George Washington University
  • Coursework in the honors program for industry as a part of the doctoral program in Engineering Economic Systems, Stanford University
  • Certificate, Cross-Boundary Transformation, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education program, Harvard University