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2021 National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $2,476,325)

The Virginia State Police (VSP) will use NCHIP FY20 funds to conduct five projects. 1) Research and Resolve Missing Dispositions: funds will be used for two contractors to research and apply missing criminal history disposition information and automate criminal history records. The VSP Central Criminal Records Exchange (CCRE) is the sole repository for criminal history information in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Criminal history information retained in the repository is used for firearm purchase background checks, employment screening and the overall support of criminal justice functions. 2) Business Analyst Criminal and Rap Back Information System (CRIS): VSP will hire a Business Analyst to collect, document and provide new business requirements related to the Criminal and Rap Back Information System that will replace the current Java based CCH. Efforts under this project will ultimately provide an enhanced and stable criminal history system. 3) CRIS upgrade: funds will be used to continue to build a new vendor-based solution to replace the current VSP, CCH system. In addition, data conversion, user acceptance testing and system implementation will take place during this project. This replacement system will resolve current gaps and defects that exist in the current CCH system, and will include new functionality that does not currently exist. 4) Supreme Court of Virginia (SCV) Interface upgrade: The Department of Judicial Information Technology (DJIT) of the SCV is responsible for the electronic systems related to the recording and submission of court case information to include data sharing between SCV and the VSP, CCRE. The DJIT interface project will collect business requirements for enhancements to the current data transfer of court disposition information between SCV, DJIT and the VSP CRIS systems. 5) Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permit: funds will be used to continue to provide support in the research efforts and overall issuance of nonresident concealed handgun permits and support NICS POC efforts. Additionally, missing disposition information that is researched and located will be applied to the Virginia criminal history record and forwarded to the FBI for inclusion on the national record in an effort to provide accurate and complete criminal history information.

Date Created: October 22, 2021