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Support for RISS Program and the RISS Technology Support Center

Award Information

Award #
2018-MU-MU-K017
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2018
Total funding (to date)
$14,945,183

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.

CA/NCF

The RISS Program has developed and provided information-sharing and technology solutions, investigative and analytical services, training, and officer safety resources to thousands of local, state, federal, and tribal criminal justice agencies for more than 45 years. The infrastructure to support the six RISS Centers is in place and fully operational within IIR and RTSC. RTSC will continue to operate, maintain, and upgrade the RISS Secure Cloud that provides access to millions of intelligence and investigative records, connects disparate systems, and serves as the gateway for hundreds of resources, including the RISS Criminal Intelligence Database (RISSintel) and the RISS Officer Safety Event Deconfliction System (RISSafe). It will also collaborate with partners to coordinate national programs where RISS is a partner or participant, including the secure sharing of information with other sensitive but unclassified systems. NCA/NCF

The RISS Program has developed and provided information-sharing and technology solutions, investigative and analytical services, training, and officer safety resources to thousands of local, state, federal, and tribal criminal justice agencies for more than 45 years. The infrastructure to support the six RISS Centers is in place and fully operational within IIR and RTSC. RTSC will continue to operate, maintain, and upgrade the RISS Secure Cloud that provides access to millions of intelligence and investigative records, connects disparate systems, and serves as the gateway for hundreds of resources, including the RISS Criminal Intelligence Database (RISSIntel) and the RISS Officer Safety Event Deconfliction System (RISSafe). It will also collaborate with partners to coordinate national programs where RISS is a partner or participant, including the secure sharing of information with other sensitive but unclassified systems.

In addition to the support of the RISS databases and national network, the RTSC will take the technical lead in an informational sharing project that will utilize the RISS secure network and distribute Ashanti Alert notifications, assisting with and managing the development and implementation of the Ashanti Alert Notification System. This work will build on the information sharing network already established by the RTSC and will include working with the state agencies already responsible for systems like Amber Alert and Silver Alert. This work is in conjunction with the requirements of the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and Bureau of Justice Assistance under the Ashanti Alert Act.

NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 28, 2018