Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $76,901)
The goal of the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) is to improve the Nation's safety and security by enhancing the quality, completeness, and accessibility of criminal history record information and by insuring the nationwide implementation of criminal justice and non-criminal justice background check systems. BJS provides direct financial and technical assistance to the States to improve criminal history and other related records and to build their infrastructure to connect to national record check systems both to supply information and to conduct the requisite checks.
Under this award, the Wyoming Office of the Attorney General, Division of Criminal Investigation will use NCHIP funds to
(1) implement the necessary programming changes in the state's criminal history system to become a participant of the National Fingerprint File; and,
(2) enhance the interface between the State's criminal history file and its AFIS system to support additional FBI IAFIS functionality (transaction types) not currently available.