Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $2,000,000)
The Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) will use funds for three tasks. First, funds will be used to modernize security access controls for adherence to the new CJIS Security Policy requirements that will ensure state and national criminal justice record information is accessible to authorized entities and further ensure submissions into the Computerized Criminal History (CCH) and NICS files are reliable. Second, funds will be used to establish real-time exchange of dispositions and other court data between municipal courts, the state’s Administrative Office of Courts’ Master Criminal Court Case System and the ALEA CCH allowing direct disposition integration into the new state criminal records repository. Lastly, funds will be used to initiate phase one to replace aging and insecure hardware for the statewide criminal justice network to ensure criminal history record information (CHRI) is securely and reliable transmitted to and from agencies and to the state’s Automated Biometric Information System (ABIS) and CCH repositories.