Nebraska Electronic Ignition Interlock Activity Program
This program is the responsibility of the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Probation.
The goal is to provide for the electronic transmission of Interlock activity data between vendors and DMV/Probation. The electronic transmission of data is a benefit to the participating vendors, the interlock drivers, the local and state probation officers and DMV.
How it Works
Vendor participation in this program is, at present, optional. Those who wish to participate are responsible for recording information regarding the program participants’ usage of the device and/or violations. Once electronic transmission of interlock activity is started no paper installs or removals are to be submitted.
The vendor must submit an electronic file to Nebraska Interactive hereafter referred to as NE.GOV;
- hourly, 7 days a week.
- The file must include events of devices installed, devices removed, and all reportable events(see Event Description Values table, pg 10) reported since the last file.
- For installations, in cases where a participant has multiple vehicles installed with the device, each vehicle should be reported separately.
- There may be one or more events recorded per device.
- If there is no activity to report, the hourly file should be sent with a Summary Record with zero totals.
These must be clearly defined to allow Vendor to filter the reporting to the state DMV and Probation.This will be very important to be sure the state gets events needed.
How to Become a Participating Vendor
What is a Participating Vendor?
A participating vendor is one who has registered with the DMV as a participating Ignition Interlock vendor, has been assigned a Participating Vendor ID(3 letter code) by the DMV. The vendor must also established a service relationship with NE.GOV and the state DMV and/or Probation.
Required File Transfer Protocol
The Office of the CIO requires that all data transfers be encrypted. Methods for encrypted transfer to NE.GOV provided for are FTPS or FTP with Encryption. Participating vendors must be NE.GOV subscriber to gain access to the FTP services. Information on Subscription setup can be found at http://www.nebraska.gov/subscriber/index.html.
FTP TLS/SSL (Also known as FTPS)
- File Transfer Protocol with the added option of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS – successor to SSL). TLS/SSL is used to secure the control and data connection.
FTP with Encryption
- This is another option if we can’t require everyone to follow FTPS.