Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $2,224,899)
The Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC) is focused on the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of data made available to criminal justice and law enforcement agencies. The HCJDC also serves the non-criminal justice community with the criminal history background check process for licensing, employment and firearms permits. FY22 NCHIP funds will be used to improve infrastructure and enhanced security to the Hawaii ABIS. The ABIS is a key component for the services of criminal identifications and criminal history background checks. The Hawaii ABIS processes and stores fingerprints, latents and mugphotos to then be used in subsequent fingerprint comparisons both locally and federally. Hawaii sends all arrest fingerprints and mugphotos to the FBI NGI. Hawaii gained legislative authority to store non-criminal justice fingerprints and actively submits these fingerprints to the NGI. Hawaii also gained legislative authority to allow latent fingerprint searches for non-criminal justice. The HCJDC infrastructure is the foundation for the hardware, software applications, and network to which the HCJDC provides its services. Infrastructure enhancements harden the security of data at rest and during transmission while providing a reliable data backup and recovery mechanism. System improvements ensure data integrity and system-to-system communication and data capture capabilities. Network maintenance and enhancements ensure a secure and robust connection between systems. It also provides proactive monitoring to prevent cyber attacks and data loss. 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.