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Knowledge Based Data Integration and Intelligence

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,500,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Mississippi State University (MSU) will use the FY 2009 Congressionally Selected Award to improve law enforcement intelligence through a researched based project. Through the Knowledge Based Data Integration and Identity Resolution Project, MSU will continue to assist Mississippi agencies with building the most accurate and complete investigation profile and technology environment by reviewing data assets and existing processes, offering recommendations related to data process management and identify resolution, and providing access to investigative services and leading technologies. In support of this goal, MSU will perform valuable analysis and assessments which will contribute to the strategy in the use of commercial data, data integration and resolution models, processing methods, and provide access to commercial data through online and batch processing tools/services. The research and evaluation data collected will assist law enforcement within Mississippi to more effectively use information assets to enhance public safety.


Date Created: September 20, 2009