Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $53,000)
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 noncriminal 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 (MDPS) will use funds to implement a Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) online audit tool for performing CJIS audits, technical audits, and non-criminal justice agency audits. The CJIS Audit Solution has been designed to help agencies meet their audit requirements using an online reporting system. Funds will be used to install, test, and implement a software package that will enable the CJIS auditor to perform audits remotely in an effort to reduce travel time and paperwork. With the implementation of the online audit tool, MDPS hopes to improve the quality, completeness and accessibility of records and state performed audits. CA/NCF