Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $984,300)
Under the 2021 NCHIP priority areas, continuing efforts are underway by the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC) to upgrade and modify the existing systems the State of Hawaii oversees and maintains to support the Hawaii Integrated Justice Information Sharing (HIJIS) Program. Through the Hawaii Integrated Justice Information Sharing (HIJIS) initiative, Hawaii has adopted a standardized architecture for the development of information sharing across its partnering agencies. This includes utilizing XML, Web Services and the federal NIEM XML format. State and County agencies are partnered to develop system to system communication for statewide database queries and electronic data transmission. The HIJIS architecture provides the vehicle for expanding system to system communication on a national level. The HCJDC infrastructure is equally as important as it is the foundation for hardware and software applications, and network to which the HCJDC provides its services. Funds are being requested to provide the following updates to the HCJDC for: 1) infrastructure enhancements to harden the security of data at rest and during transmission while providing a reliable data backup and recovery mechanism; 2) system improvements to ensure data integrity and system to system communication, as well as data capture capabilities; and 3) network maintenance and enhancements to ensure a secure and robust connection between systems. Grant funds will also provide proactive monitoring to prevent cyberattacks and data loss. The NCHIP grant provides a means of supporting other Hawaii criminal justice and local law enforcement with financial assistance for criminal history improvement projects. The State Judiciary will receive NCHIP grant funds from HCJDC to continue the updates to its central statewide court case management system infrastructure to address end-of-life hardware and outdated technology. Supporting Hawaii criminal justice and law enforcement agencies is important as they contribute and utilize data for criminal justice purposes.