Notice ID FBI_SMT_RFI_07152021
Title 28 of United States Code Section 534 authorizes the FBI to collect and preserve identification information such as biometrics for criminal justice purposes. The mission of the FBI’s CJIS Division is to equip our partners with the criminal justice information, including biometrics, they need to protect the United States while protecting civil liberties. In accordance with this authority and in support of its mission, CJIS manages its Next Generation Identification (NGI) System enabling the FBI and its partners to leverage biometrics in ways never before available. However, law enforcement entities like the FBI must remain cognizant of state-of-the-art capabilities within the biometrics industry to ensure they have access to the most advanced technology available to keep American communities safe. To stay apprised of advances in the biometrics industry, the FBI partners with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to evaluate identification performance of biometric technology. NIST published and maintains its ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Updated:2015 which outlines the data formats for the collection and exchange of biometric information.
The FBI is currently conducting market research on image annotation and image matching tools, specifically as it pertains to tattoo images. In the future, the FBI may solicit proposals for this type of technology…”