The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division has launched the achievement of full operational capability of the Next Generation Identification (NGI) System.
Dwveloped to expand the FBI’s biometric identification capabilities, it will eventually replace the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) in addition to adding new services and capabilities.
As part of NGI’s full operational capability, the NGI team is introducing two new services: Rap Back and the Interstate Photo System (IPS). Rap Back is a functionality that enables authorised entities the ability to receive ongoing status notifications of any criminal history reported on individuals holding positions of trust, such as school teachers.
The IPS facial recognition service will provide the nation’s law enforcement community with an investigative tool that provides an image-searching capability of photographs associated with criminal identities. This effort is a significant step forward for the criminal justice community in utilising biometrics as an investigative enabler.