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NaMUS

Award Information

Award #
2007-IJ-CX-K023
Funding Category
Continuation
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2007
Total funding (to date)
$8,157,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $2,500,000)

The purpose of these funds will be used to develop a portal from which to access the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System where the UDRS and the Find-the-Missing system databases can be accessed by Law enforcement, medical examiners, coroners, victim advocates, public providers and searched by the public.

The current system for tracking and attempting to solve cases involving unidentified decedent remains (UID) is a computerized database developed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) and managed by the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division. Leveraging this information has not been successful due to the lack of compliance and shortfall of entries, along with inadequate funding to support this service. NFSTC would develop and implement the establishment of a centralized web-based access portal to the Find-the-Missing system and UDRS to assist in a more efficient system to identify missing persons.
nca/ncf

This project will continue development and implementation of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), which includes the NamUs Unidentified Decedent Database and the NamUs Missing Persons Database that can be accessed by law enforcement, medical examiners, coroners, victim advocates, and searched by the public. These databases will ultimately assist with solving missing person and unidentified decedent cases and lead to a dramatic increase of the number of DNA samples analyzed and uploaded into the FBI's Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). Once missing person and unidentified decedent cases are entered into NamUs, numerous forensic services can be offered to solve each case which includes fingerprint analysis, forensic odontology, forensic anthropology, forensic artistry, and DNA analysis.

nca/ncf

This project will continue development and implementation of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), which includes the NamUs Unidentified Decedent Database and the NamUs Missing Persons Database that can be accessed by law enforcement, medical examiners, coroners, victim advocates, and searched by the public. These databases will ultimately assist with solving missing person and unidentified decedent cases and lead to a dramatic increase of the number of DNA samples analyzed and uploaded into the FBI's Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). Once missing person and unidentified decedent cases are entered into NamUs, numerous forensic services can be offered to solve each case which includes fingerprint analysis, forensic odontology, forensic anthropology, forensic artistry, and DNA analysis.

nca/ncf

This project will continue development and implementation of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), which includes the NamUs Unidentified Decedent Database and the NamUs Missing Persons Database that can be accessed by law enforcement, medical examiners, coroners, victim advocates, and searched by the public. These databases will ultimately assist with solving missing person and unidentified decedent cases and lead to a dramatic increase of the number of DNA samples analyzed and uploaded into the FBI's Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). Once missing person and unidentified decedent cases are entered into NamUs, numerous forensic services can be offered to solve each case which includes fingerprint analysis, forensic odontology, forensic anthropology, forensic artistry, and DNA analysis.

nca/ncf

Date Created: September 10, 2007