Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $150,000)
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.
The NCHIP administering agency, the Guam Judicial Branch, will use NCHIP funds to complete tasks associated with the following projects: 1) establish connectivity of the territory's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Unit to its new Case Management System (CMS) to enable the electronic submission of records to the FBI and 2) support staff efforts to convert manual criminal history records to electronic format during the migration to the new CMS, which will enable and improve the validation of disposition data submitted to the FBI. (CA/NCF)