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New MTIBRS Repository Progress Updates

Thank you for continuing to submit your MTIBRS/NIBRS data during our move to the new MTIBRS repository. We have created this website to keep you up-to-date on our progress. The following table will give you the notices that have been sent and our best estimates of what is to come. As always, please feel free to contact any of us.

Kathy Wilkins: 406-444-4298 – KWilkins@mt.gov
Kathy Ruppert: 406-444-2084 – Kathy.Ruppert@mt.gov
Dan Kayser: 406-444-3651 – Daniel.Kayser@mt.gov

Progress We've Made:

Topic
Date
More Information
Zuercher MTIBRS Repository Expires
1/8/2020
The former Zuercher MTIBRS repository was taken down due to a Windows 8 server issue. Monthly MTIBRS file submissions on hold until further notice.

Email notice of termination of former MTIBRS repository
New way to submit MTIBRS files temporarily – mbccdata@mt.gov
1/30/2020
Monthly MTIBRS files can be submitted to mbccdata@mt.gov until further notice.

Email notice of monthly MTIBRS file submissions.
MTIBRS XML Vendor Estimates
3/4/2020
Request for estimates from records management vendors for the conversion from CSV MTIBRS submissions to the new NIEM conformant XML file format.

Email request to vendors for XML grant estimates.
LEA responsibility for vendor estimate
3/11/2020
Clarification on the vendor estimates and local law enforcement agency responsibility. 

New MTIBRS repository vision.
Testing the new MTIBRS Optimum Repository for LEAs to submit CSV files online
3/4/2020
Testing the ability to import CSV files into the new repository and verifying the new repository accurately identifies error based on NIBRS and Montana specific requirements. Previously submitted 2019 agency data files were used for testing.
Grant submitted
4/14/2020
Montana National Criminal History Improvement Program Grant Submitted. The grant requested $1.4 million in funds to assist local agencies to convert from CSV to XML and to include data improvements. Funding will be announced in September 2020.

 

What's Coming Up:

Topic
Date
More Information
Repository open for CSV file submissions
5/2020
Montana will test submissions to the FBI and open the new MTIBRS repository for CSV file submissions. The link to the new system will appear here.
NIEM/XML IEPD published
7/2020
The specifications for the new XML file IEPD will be published.  All agencies and vendors will be notified, and the link will be published here.
MTIBRS Training
7/2020
Greg Swanson, the FBI NIBRS Trainer is scheduled to provide 2 trainings in Montana along with vendors. The trainings will focus on the Montana relevant NIBRS issues and how each vendor will modify their records management systems to meet the new Montana standards when moving to XML. These trainings may be rescheduled to online training sessions for social distancing purposes.
MT portal open for manual online MTIBRS entry
8/2020
The MTIBRS 2.0 repository online portal will be open to allow for manual entry of data meeting the newest NIBRS and Montana specific standards.  
Funding notice
9/2020
Montana will be notified about NCHIP funding.
If funded, notice of award amounts and process
10/2020
If NCHIP funding is received, agencies will be notified of their award amounts. Agencies and their vendors can begin the transition to MTIBRS XML submissions.
LEAs move to XML
 
With or without NCHIP funding, agencies will be able to move to XML beginning in October. 
Final date for CSV submission
12/31/2021
The last day CSV file submission will be accepted.

 


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