The Biometric Identification Services (BIS) project will deliver capability to replace the existing National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS) and enhance law enforcement’s biometric capabilities with the delivery of a national facial recognition solution.
The BIS solution will deliver police agencies with an improved tool that will contribute to the effectiveness of operational policing, improve safety of front line police and enhance community safety and security.
The BIS will include both biometric and demographic information on individuals as well as biometric data that has not yet been matched to an individual.
The project will deliver:
- A national capability for identification using the biometric mode of fingerprint (including palm print and foot print).
- A national capability for identification using the biometric mode of facial recognition.
- The fusion of available biometric data (fingerprint and face) and a framework for expansion by enabling BIS to accept additional biometric modes in the future.