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ANSI/NIST-ITL Standard Working Groups

Odontology Working Group

This page is for posting information concerning the practice of forensic odontology in the areas of human identification, bitemark investigation and analysis, dental age estimation, missing and unidentified persons and mass fatality incident dental identification team development in the area relating to the ANSI/NIST-ITL Standard. 

Latent Print AFIS Interoperability Working Group

The mission of the Latent Print AFIS Interoperability Working Group is to improve latent print AFIS interoperability by developing a clear understanding of the issues and challenges at hand and to identify collaborative ways to actively address this national problem.

Conformance Testing

NIST/ITL CSD Biometric Conformance Test Software (BioCTS)tests implementations for conformance to various biometric data interchange format standards. BioCTS for ISO/IEC tests for conformance to selected biometric standards developed by ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37 - Biometrics and PIV profiles. BioCTS for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 and ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update: 2013 tests for conformance to selected Record Types of the ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 standard and the ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update: 2013 respectively.

The Mobile ID AD Hoc Working Group

The Mobile ID AD Hoc Working Group developed the Mobile ID Devices Best Practice Recommendation (BPR) that gives guidance and operational requirements that can be used for enrollment, identification, and verification functions for Mobile ID devices. A new Group is being formed to develop the content for the updated BPR  that will include expanded profiles, and scenarios along with inclusion of voice, video and contextual content collection.


Standard References
The Canvass Method
Application Profiles
History of the Standard
WSQ Certification Guidelines
WSQ Specification
Profile for 1000ppi Fingerprint Compression
NIST Fingerprint Image Quality (NFIQ)
ANSI workshops
2014 Kickoff Meeting


Created October 15, 2014, Updated September 13, 2018