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The FBI DNA Laboratory: A Review of Protocol and Practice Vulnerabilities

May 2004
Office of the Inspector General

Appendix IV

NDIS Requirements

The NDIS Requirements are found in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the FBI and each NDIS participant. The MOU requires that signatories comply with general requirements already established (i.e., federal legislation, the Forensic and Offender Standards), as well as requirements specific to the national index that accompany the MOU in three appendices: NDIS Responsibilities (Appendix A); NDIS Data Acceptance Standards (Appendix B); and the NDIS Procedures Manual (Appendix C). While the Appendices include a multitude of individual requirements, we include in the following examples from among the more significant of those requirements.

Appendix A, NDIS Responsibilities, mandates that laboratories:

Appendix B, NDIS Data Acceptance Standards, requires that:

Appendix C, NDIS Procedures Manual, provides (among other information) procedures for confirming and documenting potential matches found in the CODIS databases, both for case-to-case matches as well as case-to-offender matches. These procedures require that: