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Support for RISS Program and the RISS Technology Support Center

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $4,467,183)

The RISS Technology Support Center (RTSC) provides the system infrastructure, software, licenses, and all other appropriate technology support for the six RISS Centers. Operational responsibilities include 24/7 hosting and maintenance of the RISSNet infrastructure, including database administration, application deployment, and system monitoring. In addition to the RTSC, the RISS Centers require policy support, which includes research, policy, evaluation, program analysis, and other administrative functions. Through the support of the RTSC, RISS centers provide critical services to federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial public safety agencies, which includes investigative support and criminal intelligence information sharing (per 28 CFR Part 23). This is a federally funded program that is regionally managed through the six RISS Centers. These services include, but are not limited to, the development and dissemination of information sharing tools, training, investigative support, and case preparation.

In addition to RTSC responsibilities, to the grantee will provide policy support to the RISS program, and will perform a wide range of duties that are directly responsive to the needs of the RISS Program and its stakeholders. These duties include coordination of activities related to RISS Policy Board Group meetings, its subcommittees, and the RISS Directors Association. RISS Policy Board Group meeting responsibilities include development of agendas, policy research and recommendations, deliverables, and outreach.


Date Created: September 28, 2018