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Offender Transfer Notification Service (OTNS) Specification, Version 1.0

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This Service Specification package provides the files and documents necessary for stakeholders to gain an understanding of the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision, Offender Transfer Notification Service and the rules applicable to its implementation; the main components of the Service Specification are the Service Description and Service Interface Description documents, artifacts and schema folders with related files, as well as metadata files.


The Service Description Document (SDD) provides stakeholders with all aspects of the Offender Transfer Notification Service (OTNS) that are not directly tied to the physical implementation of the service, while the Service Interface Description Document (SIDD) provides a description of the physical implementation of the OTNS. The OTNS is designed to notify an interested entity, by notification message, of an offender transfer by an event reporting entity. The SDD lays out the Service overview, including scope, capabilities, real-world effects, security classification, service specification package version, and more; it also provides a primary flow business scenario; Service interoperability requirements, including Service assumptions and dependencies, execution content, policies and contracts, security, and other requirements; as well as service model information, including behavior and information models. The SIDD in this Service Package provides a companion document to the OTNS Service Description Document. It provides physical model information; Service interaction requirements; interface description requirements; message exchange patterns and definition mechanisms; policies and contracts, including automated and nonautomated service contracts, and umbrella agreements; security and privacy information; and service testing.

Date Published: January 1, 2013