New Version of the ANSI/NIST-ITL Standard (ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011)
Balloting starts July 18 and ends August 31 2011.
Please send in your ballot as early as possible.
Description: The updated version of the standard is available for downloading at
http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ig/ansi_standard.cfm. This version of the standard is
‘content’ based. That is, there is a single description of the data, with separate
annexes for the encodings. Traditional and NIEM-conformant XML are the two
encodings that are fully specified.
New modalities included in this version are: DNA and plantars.
The Extended Feature Set has been added to Type-9.
New forensic markup capabilities have been added to several record types.
An information assurance record type is new.
Two new record types handle original source information and associated context
Images of all body parts can now be included in Type-10 records.
There are many more updates and changes throughout this version. It was
developed based upon the input from hundreds of people. Many directly
participated in one of the 16 working groups that were focused on specific topics. In
addition, a lot of work went into creating a new Biometrics domain in NIEM, and
developing new schemas to handle all of the changes related to this new version.
A key consideration was to maintain backward compatibility with previous versions
of the standard to the maximum extent possible. Any exceptions are noted in the
For a description of ANSI/NIST-ITL and the canvass method, please see
INSTRUCTIONS For Returning Ballot
1) THE RETURN OF THE BALLOT FROM ALL CANVASSEES IS REQUIRED.
2) Mark one position with an “X” in response to the question posed below. These are the choices:
o “Affirmative (no comment)” means that, for the purpose stated in the ballot, you
unconditionally approve the content of the document that has been presented to you.
o “Affirmative with comment” means that, for the purpose stated in the ballot, you approve the
content of the document that has been presented to you, but offer possible changes in the
Comment Form below for the editor to take under advisement.
o “Negative with reasons” means that, for the purpose stated in the ballot, you do not approve
of the content of the document presented to you. If this is the case, you are required to fill
out the Comment Form below in order for your views to be considered. Explanations should
include the specific points being objected to and corrective text for proposed changes. You
must also be willing to consider changing your vote to approval if suggested changes are
implemented in the document.
o “Abstain with comment” means that, with respect to the document which has been
presented, you wish to be recorded as having voted on the document, but do not wish to be
recorded as having approved or objected to the question. Abstention must also be
accompanied by an explanation of reasons in the Comment Form below.
o “Not participating,” means that, with respect to the document that has been presented to
you, you do not wish to be a voting member. You may choose to be a voting member again at
a future time.
3) Provide the requested information in the table on the ballot, including date, name,
organization, and contact information. Mailing address is optional.
4) Canvassees who choose “Affirmative with comment,” “Negative with reasons,” or “Abstain
with comment” must fill out the Comment Form below.
5) E-mail your completed ballot by August 31, 2011 to
Brad.Wing@NIST.Gov or Fax to Brad Wing at 301-975-5287
Note: Please submit only one vote per entity as registered on the canvasee list.
ISSUE DATE: July 18, 2011
RECEIPT DEADLINE: August 31, 2011
Subject: Proposed adoption of new version of ANSI/NIST-ITL
(designated as ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011)
Statement: The document is available at
Question: Should this proposed version (ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011) of the
standard be adopted to be the current version?
____ Affirmative (no comment)
____ Affirmative with attached comment
____ Negative with reasons attached
____ Abstain with attached comment
____ Not participating (marking this option indicates that you
do not wish to be a voting member at this time. You may still
choose to be a voting member at a later time)
Mailing address, if
List of Canvassees:
3M Cogent, Inc
AFIS & Biometrics Consulting
Arkansas State Police
Biometric Information Mgmt
Booz Allen Hamilton
Cherry Biometrics, Inc.
Cross Match Technologies
Department of Homeland Security / S&T
Department of Homeland Security / US-VISIT
DHA / Office of the CIO
DoD / BIMA
DOJ - INTERPOL Washington
Easy Marketing S.A. - Guatemala
FBI- Digital Evidence Laboratory
FBI/BIOMETRICS Center of Excellence
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Government of Argentina/National Office of Information technologies
TAC (doing business as Sotera Defense Solutions)
Higgins & Associates, International
ID Technology Partners, Inc.
Komarinski & Associates, LLC
Kosovo National Forensic Laboratory
L-1 Identity Solutions
Los Angeles Co. Sheriff's Dept.
MTG Management Consultants
National Policing Improvement Agency
Nebraska State Patrol
NEC Corporation of America
Netherlands National Police Agency
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Siemens IT Solutions and Services
Texas Department of Public Safety
The Biometric Foundation
The MITRE CORPORATION
Trusted Federal Systems
vIDentity Systems, Inc.
Washington State Police
Warwick Warp Limited