Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $215,753)
The Vermont Crime Information Center (VCIC) serves as the state repository for criminal justice information and will use funds to support the following projects: completeness of criminal history records from arrest to disposition, reducing any backlog of disposition data, and improving the nature of biometric data submitted to state and federal systems. The primary avenue for completing the disposition related portions of the application will be leveraging of skilled staff members to maintain and advance the completeness and availability of information. Similarly, the NICS-related research and NFF record conversion projects will also be undertaken primarily by experienced staff working on an established project plan. Equipment-based solutions will be purchased and managed by departmental staff according to existing inventory control and technical specifications. While each distinct project carries a unique anticipated outcome or deliverable, they also universally deliver more accurate, complete, and timely criminal justice information to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and officers, enhancing the overall safety of the public and law enforcement professionals nationwide.