Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $719,626)
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 Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, Public Safety Grant Administration Office (PSGAO) will sub-award funds to the Rhode Island State Police Technical Services Unit to enhance their RILETS Message Switch for the eventual transition to NIEM XML for both FBI CJIS and NLETS transmission and replace the End Point Routers, Core Routers and Firewall.
Additionally, PSGAO will sub-award funds to the RI Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Identification to upgrade their Case Management Systme (CMS) & CCH Systems software and program an interphase between the CMS & CCH Systems. This upgrade will allow for an automated update of the dispositions of charges in the CMS & CCH Systems. Lastly, PSGAO will sub-award funds to the RI Judiciary to perform data entry work to update court dispositions. (CA/NCF)