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FBI Plans Biometrics Tech Center

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December 6, 2011
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The FBI has employed new biometrics technology and is teaming with the Department of Defense to help enhance the crime-fighting and prevention work of its largest division, the Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS).

CJIS is responsible for information repositories–such as the National Crime Information Center, the Interstate Identification Index, and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System–that provide law-enforcement officers with real-time data on people’s criminal history, stolen property, missing persons, and other information.

The division receives millions of electronic requests every day for these types of records, which CJIS systems must return as quickly and as accurately as possible.

This year CJIS began using a fingerprint-matching algorithm to improve the reliability of its Next Generation Identification System (NGIS), a new system it rolled out earlier this year to deliver biometric information to officers in the field, according to an interview with Special Agent David Cuthbertson, assistant director of CJIS, posted on the FBI website.

The division receives millions of electronic requests every day for these types of records, which CJIS systems must return as quickly and as accurately as possible.

This year CJIS began using a fingerprint-matching algorithm to improve the reliability of its Next Generation Identification System (NGIS), a new system it rolled out earlier this year to deliver biometric information to officers in the field, according to an interview with Special Agent David Cuthbertson, assistant director of CJIS, posted on the FBI website.

via InformationWeek Government, continued here.