Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $1,067,197)
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 the 2015 NCHIP priority areas, the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC) will conduct a series of seven projects to illustrate its commitment to electronic end-to-end processing for timely reporting to the national files of III, NCIC, NICS, and NGI.
1) The Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC) will use funds to proceed with a system upgrade of the statewide Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and plans to enter into a lease-to-purchase agreement with the state's vendor to relieve the financial burden of procuring a new system in whole. 2) HCJDC will also purchase 10 Livescan systems to replaced systems in agencies based on volume of bookings and the age of the current Livescan at each site. 3) Funds will be used to continue the work of a validation clerk to perform oversight and maintenance for entry of Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and Protection Order (PO) information to the NCIC PO file, and performs audit and validation tasks. The validation tasks will be focused on HI TRO/PO information reported to the NCIC PO file. 4) HCJDC will carry out fingerprint research to obtain FBI numbers for records that do not currently have one. The Criminal ID Section will check the electronic fingerprint archive for an existing fingerprint card. If no fingerprint card exists in the archive, HCJDC staff will manually pull the fingerprint card from the master file housed at the HCJDC and at the Honolulu Police Department. 5) The HCJDC will fund overtime work for DIS staff and provide funding to court and criminal justice agencies to procure resources to perform research to find missing charge dispositions and enter disposition information into CJIS-Hawaii. Regular statistics on the number of charges researched and final dispositions updated in CJIS-Hawaii will be reported to the project manager. 6) HCJDC will use funds for a project analyst to provide leadership, coordination and scheduling for NCHIP-funded projects that are planned or in-progress. Major duties and responsibilities will include: updating the long-range record improvement plans for HCJDC based on the progress made and evaluation of project results; monitoring performance achievement; developing and maintaining project plans, serving as the IT contact for all projects; assisting with resolving technical and logistical problems when they arise; complying with state and federal procurement policies and procedures; and performing system analysis. 7) Funds will be used to migrate the Judiciary to the Microsoft (MS) Active Directory (AD) Services infrastructure to enable the courts to develop and implement information exchanges with state and county agencies within Hawaii and contribute information to national systems. These information exchanges would be implemented through the HIJIS Program.