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There was an ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update:2015 Kickoff Meeting on October 31, 2014. The meeting discussed changes and/or corrections for the updating of the ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update:2013  standard. One key feature of this update will be the use of NIEM 3.0 for XML encoding of the standard. Currently NIEM 2.1 is used for ANSI/NIST-ITL schemas.

There was also a Mobile ID Best Practices Recommendations Kickoff Meeting on October 30, 2014 that discuss changes for creating a new and updated version of the Mobile ID BPR. The BPR has not been updated in several years and needs to be brought up to date.

The ANSI/NIST-ITL standard has been revised! The Forensic Dental and the Forensic and Investigatory Voice Supplements have been approved. They are incorporated into the text of ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update:2013. Note that this is an extension of the standard and not a wholescale revision. The draft of ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011:Update 2015 is here.  

A list of potential future changes to the standard is maintained by the editor, based upon input received from users. When there is a substantial enough list, an update to the standard can be done -- given the support of the canvassees for the changes. Please provide any input to

Items of interest:


Workshop was held at NIST January 28-30, 2013

The FBI representative at the second ANSI/NIST-ITl 1-2011 update workshop made a major announcement:

  • WSQ issue on capturing 2 thumbprints simultaneously on a large platen: See
  • 2007-2008 and 2008-2007 conversion routine. This was developed by West Virginia University under an FBI contract. It is at Click on the latest version of the NBIS software. It is a zip file. When unzipped, it is a folder. Open the misc folder and there is another folder called an2konvert That's it!

Contact Information: Brad Wing

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