Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $990,163)
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 FY 20 NCHIP project, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) in partnership with the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) State Identification Section (SIS) will use funds to conduct a Livescan replacement and upgrade project in an effort to maintain electronic ten print and palm print submissions and to address the FBI CJIS Security requirements. As part of this project, the EOPSS and MSP Team will conduct an analysis of fingerprint transaction rejections/errors and as part of the training associated with the equipment implementation will conduct additional training to improve the fingerprinting capture techniques to reduce fingerprint transaction rejections/errors. (CA/NCF)