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Developing the Interstate Identification Index/Federal Bureau of Investigation (III/FBI) system for providing timely criminal and civil identification and criminal history information to the nation'
Author(s): Patricia L. Copeland; James Shugars
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Paper Abstract

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently developing a new system to provide timely criminal and civil identities and criminal history information to the nation's local, state, and federal users. The Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), an upgrade to the existing Identification Division Automated Services (IDAS) System, is scheduled for implementation in 1999 at the new FBI facility in Clarksburg, West Virginia. IAFIS will offer new capabilities for electronic transmittal of fingerprint cards to the FBI, an improved fingerprint matching algorithm, and electronic maintenance of fingerprints and photo images. The Interstate Identification Index (III/FBI) System is one of three segments comprising the umbrella IAFIS System. III/FBI provides repository, maintenance, and dissemination capabilities for the 40 million subject national criminal history database. III/FBI will perform over 1 million name searches each day. Demanding performance, reliability/maintainability/availability, and flexibility/expandability requirements make III/FBI an architectural challenge to the system developers. This paper will discuss these driving requirements and present the technical solutions in terms of leading edge hardware and software.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2940, National and International Law Enforcement Databases, (7 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266292
Show Author Affiliations
Patricia L. Copeland, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
James Shugars, Federal Bureau of Investigation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2940:
National and International Law Enforcement Databases
George Works, Editor(s)

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