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Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Deconfliction System (RISSafe)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $1,271,170)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP's) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and assisting communities in preventing drug abuse and crime. In fiscal year 2007, the Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within six major categories: 1) targeting violent crime; 2) preventing crime and drug abuse; 3) enhancing local law enforcement; 4) enhancing local courts; 5) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 6) facilitating justice information sharing. All categories combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) will implement the Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Program and the RISS Office of Information Technology Project funded under Category 6: Facilitating Justice Information Sharing. They will provide information technology, accounting, administrative, and coordination services support to the continued development, deployment, enhancement, and integration of the RISSafe Deconfliction System. IIR will provide integrated solutions enabling law enforcement agencies to access intelligence database information housed in multiple systems in different geographic locations.


Date Created: September 25, 2007