Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $509,961)
The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007, Pub. L. 110-180 ("NICS Improvement Act"), was signed into law by the President on January 8, 2008. The NICS Improvement Act amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 ("the Brady Act") (Pub. L. 103-159), under which the Attorney General established the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The Brady Act requires Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to contact the NICS before transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person for information on whether the proposed transferee is prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm under state or federal law. The NICS Improvement Act authorizes grants to be made in a manner consistent with the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP).
Under this award, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) will use funds to continue efforts to reprogram the criminal history repository software to take advantage of the latest application development technologies and establish the foundation for a new Patrol Criminal History (PCH) system. The Nebraska State Patrol will use funds to continue The solution entails the continuation of the two contractors to finish rewriting PCH. The contractors will finish the architecture development to compare and synchronize data between PCH and the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) data to increase the number of complete records available to the FBI. A goal of the rewrite is to route disposition information in real time via the state message switch. Funds will also be used to make modifications and programming changes to the previously NCHIP funded protection order portal. The portal will also be enhancement by developing the capability for tribes to submit tribal protection orders through the portal for entry in NCIC. NSP has an interagency agreement in place with one tribe in Nebraska to allow them to submit tribal protection orders to NCIC on the tribe's behalf. NSP is working with other tribes to institute the same agreement. (CA/NCF)