Posts By: Neill Jacobson

How Can SaaS Reduce Software Risks for Police Departments?

Police departments have the opportunity to safeguard their sensitive data by implementing SaaS security practices.
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Hawaii’s OpenFox System Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier-III+ SaaS Center

Hawaii is now the 12th customer to implement the OpenFox® SaaS solution for its OpenFox Message Switch environment.
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How Police Departments Can Save Costs With SaaS Software

%%Excerpt%% Police department SaaS solutions provide enterprise-grade programs that aim to streamline workflows and optimize processes.
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CPI OpenFox Upgrades Arizona Offender-Based Tracking System

CPI implemented a Fennec Broker-based solution that utilizes the OpenFox Message Switch and an aggregator to query the Arizona HotFiles, Criminal History, Law Enforcement Judicial Information System (“LEJIS”), and Sex Offender data repositories to provide users with consolidated responses. The Arizona Offender Based Tracking System (OBTS) provides a central index of offenders with records in…

Why Law Enforcement Agencies Should Move Towards SaaS

%%Excerpt%% The benefits of law enforcement SaaS models range from reduced support and rapid deployment to lower costs and more flexibility.
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CPI’s 12th CCH Installation Is Successfully Implemented in Philadelphia

CPI OpenFox and Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) have successfully deployed the OpenFox Criminal History Application (CHA) including CPI’s Internet Records Access Portal product (iRAP)  for agency background check tracking. The project replaced the legacy Philadelphia Criminal History database and user applications that served the PPD and the city of Philadelphia. PPD is now the eleventh…

Texas DPS Implements New OpenFox Terminal Control Report

CPI has upgraded the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) OpenFox Desktop to include a new module known as a Terminal Control Report. The new reporting module pulls together agency and station data into a single report that displays information from multiple fields configured by the TXDPS.  The critical component is that the reporting module…

New Mexico Upgrades OpenFox Hotfiles to Include Tribal Affiliation

CPI OpenFox implemented changes to the Hot Files (HFS) database (DB) Missing Person files to include Tribal Affiliation for the New Mexico Department of Public Safety
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Vermont DPS OpenFox Archive Application Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier III+ SaaS Center

Vermont DPS now has OpenFox Archive v3 application running in the CPI OpenFox Tier-III+ Data Center in Bolingbrook, IL.
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CPI OpenFox Installs CCH Reporting Database for Alabama

CPI has built a replicated Computerized Criminal History (CCH) on-premise database for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
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Clarity on Upcoming NCIC N3G

It’s important to understand that N3G only applies to the upgrade and modernization of the NCIC system and that NCIC, NICS, and III are each separate systems under the FBI CJIS umbrella.
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CPI Implements New Password Change Portal for New Hampshire State Police

CPI developed and implemented a web page that allows authorized New Hampshire State Police users the ability to manage their security questions and reset their own passwords. 
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CPI Upgrades Arizona OpenFox HotFiles and Message Switch

CPI has upgraded the OpenFox Message Switch and HotFiles 2.0 application for the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) to incorporate the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority
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CPI OpenFox Implements New Password Change Portal for Ohio State Highway Patrol

CPI OpenFox created new graphical user interface (GUI) screens and modified the OpenFox Message Switching applications to support the specified user functionality.
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CPI Enhances Idaho CCH to Include Domestic Violence Report

CPI OpenFox has implemented a new, one-time report for the Idaho State Police (ISP) that provides the specific criminal history information specific to state domestic violence statutes.
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Rhode Island Enhances OpenFox CCH Notifications

CPI modified the Rhode Island Attorney General (RIAG) Computerized Criminal History (CCH) Application functionality including enhancements to enable mapping of RI State statutes to NCIC equivalent offense codes on Nlets Criminal Record (CR) and Full Record (FR) responses utilizing Nlets Law Enforcement Notification System (LENS).
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UPDATE: Java 8 311 Bug Resolved

UPDATE: The error message in the Openfox Desktop, caused by a bug with Java 8_311, has been resolved. The issue was resolved in the Java 8_321 release.  For any further questions or concerns, please contact the CPI Support Center via email at support@openfox.com or by phone at 866-471-6305. Previous Issue: CPI has identified a bug…

West Virginia State Police Modernize DMV Interface

West Virginia State Police has modernized its Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) interface. The project replaces the current interface to the DMV with a new synchronous web service interface. The primary objective of this project was to replace the legacy interface and enhance the OpenFox® Message Switch with a Web Service interface that exchanges Nlets…

Oklahoma DPS Adds New DMV Web Service

CPI OpenFox implemented a new web services interface to process driver-related transactions to a new DMV service for the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Telecommunications System
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Michigan Becomes 23rd CPI Customer to Migrate to Red Hat Linux

The Michigan State Police (MSP) migrated its OpenFox® Message Switching system from the AIX environment to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) virtual machines (VM). Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) provided the MSP an overall structure, schedule, development, testing, and implementation
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Iowa Updates OpenFox Message Switch to Improve Dept. of Natural Resources Transactions

CPI’s development effort included building new and modifying existing MKEs and corresponding forms, in addition to installing a new Oracle OCI interface to deliver information to a state-maintained crimes Database (DB). IADPS built the responses from the state-specific crime DB and now sends it back through the OpenFox Message Switch where new style sheet programming is applied before returning the response to the end-user.
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Virginia State Police Enhance OpenFox HotFiles to Store Orphaned Dispositions Data

CPI OpenFox and Virginia State Police (VSP) have implemented a new Hotfile table titled “Orphaned Disposition File” (ODF) to their OpenFox Hotfiles Application.
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Rhode Island AG Adds Violent Offender Notifications

CPI OpenFox has enhanced the Rhode Island Attorney General (RIAG) Query Wanted (QW) transactions and NCIC Query (QH) transactions to their current OpenFox Criminal History Application (CHA) to notify a configured group when a query result is flagged as a Violent Offender.
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MSHP Adds Background Check Enhancements to OpenFox CCH

CPI OpenFox (CPI) and MSHP updated the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Applicant response to include the National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) response for the Originating Agency Identification (ORI) flagged with the NCIC NSOR Check flag in the Agency’s module.
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Idaho State Police Adds Blue Alerts to OpenFox Message Switch

CPI OpenFox has configured the Idaho State Police (ISP) Message Switch to automate Blue Alerts to the public in the event of serious violence against law enforcement. This alert will utilize the existing Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) Interceptor product to catch Blue Alerts and automate the distribution of those alerts.
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CPI Deploys OpenFox Soft Tokens in West Virginia

Section 5.6.2.2 of the CJIS Security Policy requires agencies to use Advanced Authentication when accessing CJI from a non-secure location. Keeping with CJIS compliance, CPI has implemented OpenFox® Soft Tokens v1.0 for West Virginia State Police. CPI enhanced the existing OpenFox advanced authentication method to work with CPI-generated Google Authenticator soft tokens. CPI modified the OpenFox Message Switching System to enable soft token functionality. CPI generated the initial quantity of soft token credentials as specified and imported them into the token database on the West Virginia State Police OpenFox Message Switch. 
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CPI’s 11th CCH Installation Is Successfully Implemented in Ohio

Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) and Ohio Attorney General  (OAG) have successfully deployed the OpenFox® Criminal History Application (CHA). The project replaced the legacy Ohio Criminal History database and user applications that served the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and the citizens of the Buckeye State.
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CPI Deploys OpenFox Soft Tokens in Kentucky

Keeping with CJIS compliance, CPI has implemented OpenFox® Soft Tokens v1.0 for Kentucky State Police (KSP). CPI enhanced the existing OpenFox advanced authentication method to work with CPI-generated Google Authenticator soft tokens. CPI modified the OpenFox Message Switching System to enable soft token functionality. CPI generated the initial quantity of soft token credentials as specified and imported them into the token database on the KSP OpenFox Message Switch. 
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Rhode Island State Police OpenFox System Now Deployed in CPI’s Tier-III+ SaaS Center

The Rhode Island State Police (RISP) is now the ninth (9th) CPI customer to implement the OpenFox® Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for their OpenFox Message Switch environment.
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Built In Honors CPI in Its Esteemed 2022 Best Places To Work Awards

CPI Earns a spot on Built In’s 50 Best Small Places to Work in Chicago Chicago, IL, January 5, 2022 — Built In today announced that CPI was honored in its 2022 Best Places To Work Awards. Specifically, CPI earned a place on 50 Best Small Places to Work in Chicago. Click here to see…

Oklahoma now participating in TIPS

CPI recently cut to Production a new receiver web service to Nlets and the NLETS TIPS, “Targeted Interstate Photo Sharing” for the Oklahoma DPS OLETS OpenFox Message Switch.   This project encompasses two projects in one.   The first was the conversion of the NLETS dual socket interface, and associated driver, to the new NLETS Web Services interface…

Rhode Island Attorney General Pistol Permit Printing

On February 17th, 2017 Computer Projects of Illinois (CPI) successfully implemented Rhode Island Attorney General Pistol Permit Printing.  The new functionality, provided by CPI, provides a method to automate the printing of the Concealed Handgun Permit ID Card. The OpenFox® Criminal History Application (CHA) system has automated the applicable printing functions to produce the pistol permit…

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