WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- The Justice Department is awarding a $585,000 grant to the Alaska Department of Public Safety to improve criminal record-keeping systems.
The agency is awarding a total of $40 million nationwide.
The funds are provided under the Justice Department's National Criminal History Improvement Program.
The program assists states in automating and upgrading records that are linked with the FBI, the National Sex Offender Registry and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which supports instant background checks on those buying firearms.
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