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Sharing Resources to Enhance Investigations 

The National Intelligence Agency Inc. is fully committed to ongoing training and research for our agents, as well as our colleagues throughout the United States of America. In this regard, it is of special interest to the National Intelligence Agency Inc. that ongoing development and an expansion of databases that contain DNA profiles at the Federal, State and local levels are greatly enhanced in their ability to solve cases based upon DNA. Convicted offender databases, as well as a number of other databases that are largely unknown to the general public have DNA databases that store hundreds of thousands of potential suspect DNA profiles; against which DNA profiles developed from current crime scene evidence can be compared. Consequently DNA evidence or profiles obtained may link a person to other criminal acts in which the perpetrators identity is known. The list below includes a variety of helpful investigative tools and resources available:   

Child Abduction and Serial Murder Investigative Resource Center (CASMIRC)  
National center established to provide assistance to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies for solving cold cases.   

http://www.fbi.gov/contactus.htm - To protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.

Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) 
Online index tool for solving crimes by enabling laboratories at the federal, state and local levels to exchange and compare DNA profiles of convicted offenders.  

The DOE Network  
International on-line resource for law enforcement cold case investigators providing indices to resolve unexplained disappearances, find missing and unidentified persons utilizing a growing database of related resources.   

Information on Cold Cases for Law Enforcement (ICCLE)  http://www.wvu.edu/~icce/iccle.html Quarterly newsletter sponsored by the Institute for Cold Case Evaluation (ICCE) to discuss law enforcement advancements and investigative techniques to help solve cold cases.   

National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) http://www.nibin.gov Tool of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that allows firearms’ technicians in all branches of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to use ballistic identification digital imaging equipment to compare firearms and tool mark evidence.  

Video Analyst  http://www.intergraph.com/videoanalyst Technological tool kit for use by law enforcement agencies, as well as other agencies in applying the technology of the Video Imaging Stabilization and Registration (VISAR); a system that stabilizes and enhances video quality by providing clear and identifiable scene footage.   

National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology & the Law  http://www.ncstl.org A searchable database of legal, forensic and technology resources with a reference collection of law, science, technology, as well as training modules and primers with an emphasis on distance education.         

Advancing Justice through DNA Technology 

IAFIS, or Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System

http://www.justice.gov/dea/index.htm  - The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances.

http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/jobs/index.cfm - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) is the federal agency responsible for enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.

http://www.justice.gov/02organizations/about.html - To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

http://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/hotline - All HHS and contractor employees have a responsibility to assist in combating fraud, waste and abuse in all departmental programs. As such you are encouraged to report matters involving fraud, waste and mismanagement in any departmental program(s) to OIG.