Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $156,950)
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 Mississippi Department of Public Safety (MS DPS) will use funds to purchase software for its Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) validations project. MS DPS plans to create an online validation process where staff can electronically review, correct, and submit validation information to NCIC. Contractual services will be used to ensure proper installation and configuration of the software, as well as provide user training to employees. This validation solution will be beneficial in converting the state's manual records process to an automated one, and establishing more accuracy and information quality control in state records and the FBI's criminal history file. (CA/NCF)