IDENT/IAFIS Interoperability   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working in collaboration with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of State (DOS) to define a plan for Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) and the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) interoperability. […] DHS, DOJ, and DOS are working collaboratively to achieve interoperability between the Federal Bureau of Investigation's IAFIS and DHS' IDENT. Interoperability is defined as the sharing of alien immigration history, criminal history, and terrorist information based on positive identification and the interoperable capabilities of IDENT and IAFIS. In the Conferees Report of the DHS 2005 Appropriations Act and the DHS 2006 Appropriations House Report 109-79, Congress directed DHS to prepare a report on the status of IDENT I IAFIS, including: 1) Status of interoperability efforts; 2) Plan to achieve full interoperability; 3) Costs of interoperability; 4) Timetable for interoperability; 5) Responses to recommendations contained in the March 2004 DOJ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Report on IDENT I IAFIS; and 6) Response to the issues raised in the December 2004 DOJ OIG Report on !DENT I IAFIS. This report responds to the requirements, and reflects the DHS position, with general agreement of DOJ and DOS. DOJ and DOS have also been directed to provide a report to Congress on IDENT I IAFIS interoperability, among other things."

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