Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $151,979)
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 Maine State Police will use funds to improve Maine's criminal history records by creating a National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) compliant way to electronically send dispositions to the FBI via a new message switch key. Funds will also be used to improve the way Maine's criminal history record information system sends transactions through the message switch and onto NLETS by changing the transactions over to XML via a web service. (CA/NCF)