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ULW v6.4.1 Software now available

The FBI CJIS Division is pleased to announce the latest release of the Universal Latent Workstation (ULW) Software. The ULW is the new generation of interoperable and interactive software for Latent Print Examiners.

EBTS Compliance Checker Tool

The EBTS Compliance Checker has been upgraded to provide users the capability to validate an actual electronic transaction for EBTS compliance. The new tool is a downloadable application that will run on your client, ensuring no private information is uploaded to the internet.

EBTS Version 10.0 Final - July 2, 2013

A final version of EBTS v10.0 is now available to the public in PDF format. EBTS v10.0 contains the technical alterations necessary for FBI/CJIS to complete execution of NGI Increment 4.

A Practical Guide for Palm Print Capture

On May 5, 2013, the FBI implemented the National Palm Print System (NPPS) to facilitate palmprint and supplemental print search capabilities.

Welcome to FBI Biometric Specifications (BioSpecs)

This website will provide you the most up-to-date information regarding FBI biometric standards initiatives from the Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Please note, you must have Adobe Reader to view a PDF file.

Electronic Biometric Transmission Specification (EBTS)

The FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division is moving toward a system that will contain a complete biometric and biographic profile of the subject records in its databases. Though fingerprints will continue to be the FBI’s primary mode of identification for the near future, the scope of the EBTS has been expanded over previous versions to include additional biometric modalities (e.g., palmprint, facial, and iris) in recognition of the rapidly developing biometric identification industry.

The standards process evolves with the needs of the biometric community; it improves with community feedback. Suggestions and questions are encouraged. Please submit them via the Website’s Comments Form.

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What’s New

EBTS TOT Reference Tool – June 19, 2012

The EBTS Compliance Checker has been upgraded to provide users the capability to validate an actual electronic transaction for EBTS compliance. The new tool is a downloadable application that will run on your client, ensuring no private information is uploaded to the internet. The old version of the EBTS Compliance Checker has been renamed the EBTS TOT Reference Tool. Go to the EBTS tab for additional information and instructions on how to download this valuable new tool.

EBTS Version 10.0 Final – July 2, 2013 New

EBTS v10.0 contains the technical alterations necessary for FBI/CJIS to complete execution of NGI Increment 4 targeted for summer 2014 deployment. EBTS v10.0 also contains the changes necessary to utilize all of the functionality delivered with NGI Full Operational Capability (FOC). EBTS Version 10.0

Technical Specifications Document for the Iris Pilot (IP) Project New

The "Technical Specifications Document for the Iris Pilot (IP) Project" (Iris Tech Spec) is available publicly to enable law enforcement agencies to take advantage of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division's Iris Pilot for criminal justice purposes. The iris biometric offers contactless capture and fast, accurate searches provided in the CJIS Iris Pilot as both identification and investigative services. The Iris Tech Spec provides further description of the iris biometric, use cases, the Iris Pilot services, and the specifications necessary to use the Iris Pilot. For further information please contact us.

Disclaimer: The iris services are currently in the pilot phase and the Iris Tech Spec is a draft. The specifications and services should be expected to change during the pilot as improvements are made and deficiencies corrected. These changes may not be backward compatible.

Technical Specifications Document for the Iris Pilot (IP) Project v.2.6.4 DRAFT

ULW v6.4.1 Software now available – December 6, 2013 New

The FBI CJIS Division is pleased to announce the latest release of the Universal Latent Workstation (ULW) Software. The ULW is the new generation of interoperable and interactive software for Latent Print Examiners. This tool represents the next step on the road toward total standards-based workstations by providing users the ability to search various Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems and the FBI's NGI with a single encoding. Latent Print Services

EBTS Compliance Checker updated for EBTS Version 9.3 – February 23, 2012

The EBTS Compliance Checker has now been updated to include EBTS Version 9.3. Changes include EBTS 9.3 updates that are specific to NGI Increment 3. The EBTS Compliance Checker is a web tool that can be found in the "EBTS" section of the FBI Biospecs website.

EBTS XML IEPD v10.0 Final - September 2013 New

EBTS XML IEPD v10.0 (zip file)

A Practical Guide for Palm Print Capture – May 2013 New

On May 5, 2013, the FBI implemented the National Palm Print System (NPPS) as part of the Next Generation Identification (NGI) effort. The NPPS provides authorized agencies the capability to search palmprints. To increase search accuracy, the FBI has provided the "Practical Guide for Palm Print Capture" for agencies to use when capturing and submitting palmprints.

Latent Print Services

Facial Identification Scientific Working Group (FISWG)

Facial Image Analysis Training and One to One Facial Comparison Overview documents are approved and online. Facial Recognition System Guidelines and Glossary were recently approved and will be online soon. A draft facial image capture document was recently approved for release for public comment and will be online soon.
Click here to go to FISWG site for more.