National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Improvement Amendments Act (NIAA) Conference

An invitation-only conference for State criminal history record repositories, courts, and State mental health agencies responsible for implementing provisions of the NIAA






December 15-16, 2009
Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Antonio - Riverwalk
123 Losoya Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

New! Speaker Presentations

"NICS Act Grant Overview and Current Status"
Ms. Devon Adams, Chief, Criminal Justice Data Improvement Programs
Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

"Relief from Disabilities Program Criteria as a Result of the NIAA"
Ms. Jeanne Miller, Senior Attorney
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. DOJ

"A First Look at the Numbers: What Did States Report?"
Mr. Richard Schauffler, Director of Research Services
National Center for State Courts


Conference Welcome Message from Mrs. Sarah Brady

Media Coverage of Conference:

KSAT ABC Channel 12 "Six O'Clock News"

KABB Fox Channel 29 "News at Nine"

Conference Summary

The NICS Improvement Amendments Act Conference is a one-and-one-half-day event that will provide a forum for State criminal history record repositories, courts and other interested entities that are responsible for implementing various provisions of the NIAA.

Attendees will identify common problems, share successful strategies for meeting NIAA requirements, and learn about the ongoing and evolving roles of Federal agencies in NIAA implementation. Further, the conference will address the associated NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP) grants.

Also participating in this event will be representatives from BJS, the National Center for State Courts, the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI-NICS, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Contact Us

Conference and registration questions:
Dennis DeBacco: or (916) 392-2550, ext. 325

Expense reimbursement questions:
Nina Byrom: or (916) 392-2500, ext. 200