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Welcome to the FBI Web site dedicated to providing the most up-to-date information regarding FBI biometric standards initiatives from the Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Technology Evaluation Standards Test Unit.

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Electronic Biometric Transmission Specification (EBTS)

  • Proper methods for federal, state, local, tribal and international stakeholders to communicate with the FBI
  • Transmission of biographic, biometric, and disposition information for purposes of criminal or civil identification
  • Sharing of identity history information when appropriate and approved
  • Upgrade of the Electronic Fingerprint Transmission Specification (EFTS) Version 7.1
  • New message structures to send fingerprint at 1000ppi, palmprint, face with subject acquisition profiles, scars, marks, and tattoos, and iris biometrics

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 Web site’s Comments Form.  In order to receive the latest updates and news, please sign up and Register for your convenience.

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NIST Mobile ID Workshop
Thursday, November 29th, 2007
NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Urgent Notice: Rescheduled Meeting November 29th


Posted New Update on October 24, 2007
EBTS Version 8.001


NIST Biometric Quality Workshop
November 7th and 8th
Holiday Inn in Gaithersburg, Maryland

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