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FY 2021 MS DPS NCHIP Grant

Award Information

Award #
15PBJS-21-GK-00180-NCHI
Location
Awardee County
Hinds
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2022
Total funding (to date)
$279,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $279,000)

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety (MDPS) is requesting funding to contract with Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. (CPI) to provide an application system upgrade to the MDPS’ State Message Switch. CPI will provide National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) configurations along with Message Key transformation of all the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) keys and apply them to all inbound and outbound NCIC messages. The Mississippi Message Switch provides the capability to send law enforcement messages including messages to the FBI NCIC or III systems, member sites on the Nlets network, the Mississippi Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), or the Mississippi Criminal History System (MCHS). The MS Message Switch is operated by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (MDPS) Criminal Information Center. The Switch communicates with workstations/devices through a terminal server. A workstation/device sends a law enforcement message to the terminal server. The terminal server in turn passes it on to the Message Switch. The Message Switch acknowledges receipt of a message and the terminal server may pass this acknowledgement on to the workstation/device. The Message Switch then forwards the message to its destination – the FBI NCIC or III systems, member sites on the Nlets network, the Mississippi Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), or the Mississippi Criminal History System (MCHS).

Date Created: October 19, 2021