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Criminal Information Sharing Alliance network (CISAnet) Enhancement Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $400,000)

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 Criminal Information Sharing Alliance network (CISAnet) will support an information sharing network to law enforcement agencies in Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. This ten-state area is regarded as one of the most vulnerable to our nation's security; a "soft spot" through which violent Mexican organized crime cartels move humans, illegal drugs, weapons and money. CISAnet will support criminal investigative data sources, expanding system capabilities and enhancing technical system requirements in order to remain a valuable tool to law enforcement at all levels: local, state and federal. Project goals include 1) the improved collection, use and sharing of criminal intelligence and law enforcement investigative information; 2) the use of common development standards and practices; and 3) enhancing law enforcement information sharing initiatives between CISA's ten participating states.


Date Created: September 2, 2009