The Connecticut Information Sharing System (CISS) is a comprehensive, state-wide criminal justice information technology system that provides the ability to electronically share offender information within Connecticut’s criminal justice community. CISS will take data input from criminal justice databases and make it searchable to law enforcement and justice officials with the proper security clearance and credentials. This information includes data capture of offender violations, as well as the retrieval of judicial, criminal offender, and DMV information. Data can be in text, audio, video, and graphical format. Connecticut’s criminal justice community consists of eleven criminal justice agencies with over 23,000 staff members and utilizes fifty-two information systems to support its business needs. Approximately five hundred and eighty-three unique transactions are specified in CISS. Phase I will address forty-six of these.
The CISS environment will be accessible by three methods: the State of Connecticut’s Public Safety Data Network, the State of Connecticut’s internal network, and the CISS Community Portal. All three have multiple levels of security to ensure compliance with FBI CJIS Security Policy 5.3.