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Georgia Bureau of Investigation Justice Information Management Network

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), 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 recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, 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 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is the Georgia State law enforcement agency that provides assistance with criminal investigations to 159 counties and has jurisdiction in investigations involving narcotics, anti-terrorism, fugitives, crimes against property of the state, internet crimes against children, healthcare fraud, identity theft, and mortgage fraud. GBI supervises and shares case and intelligence information with 11 multi-jurisdictional drug task forces, and maintains the Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Homeland Security and Fusion Center for the State of Georgia). GBI is the liaison for the State of Georgia with Interpol, and provides assistance to national, international, and other state agencies in reference to law enforcement requests and is the Georgia Clearinghouse for the Center for Missing Children. GBI has developed the GBI Justice Information Management Network (JIMNet) which allows GBI to share intelligence and case data resources throughout the law enforcement community and allows easy querying and sharing of this information when requested. The Criminal Information Sharing Alliance network (CISAnet) participants recognize that adding new criminal intelligence and investigative date sources, expanding system capabilities, and maintaining technical currency in a rapidly evolving technological era is an absolute requirement if this operations system is to remain a valuable tool for law enforcement. The goals of this project are to expand and improve the collection, use and sharing of criminal intelligence and investigative information within law enforcement, enhance local, state and regional law enforcement information sharing initiatives by leveraging the existing operational and trust relationships forged by CISAnet's ten participating states, provide for redundancy and a disaster recovery failover site for the GBI Justice Information Management Network, and upgrade and web-servers and end-user computing equipment.


Date Created: September 7, 2010