Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $290,000)
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 the 2019 NCHIP priority areas, continuing efforts are underway by the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center (HCJDC) to upgrade and modify the existing systems the State of Hawaii oversees and maintains to support the Hawaii Integrated Justice Information Sharing (HIJIS) Program. Funds are being requested to provide technical assistance for HIJIS Program participating agencies to modify their existing systems to meet data exchange specifications. Contractor services will be required to provide the resources to enable HIJIS partner agencies to implement the necessary modifications and enhancements to participate in the HIJIS Program.
In addition, HCJDC will implement enhancements to the core systems that perform the identification process used to support criminal history research efforts in the state. This project will significantly improve the accuracy and completeness of data in CJIS-Hawaii, the statewide booking information system known as the Green Box, and the Lights Out Transaction Controller used to perform firearm background checks. Funds will also be used to provide assistance to the State Judiciary to continue the migration of its existing Novell Active Directory infrastructure to the Microsoft Active Directory Services (MS-AD) infrastructure. The Island of Oahu remains the focus of these efforts as it begins to conform to state information technology standards.