NIBINNational Integrated Ballistics Information Network
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The hospital's specialist dermatologist Dr Aswathi Prasad said: "We are glad Nibin did not develop complications like sepsis or loss of vision."
ATF's NIBIN program is powered by Forensic Technology's IBIS technology, which helps link gun-related crimes by matching bullets and cartridge cases fired from the same gun.
An ATF investigator then runs the images through the NIBIN database, searching for possible matches.
While NIBIN was removed from the previous facility due to lack of use, Henry says the reinstated system will be much more efficient than manual processes, and that working with law enforcement agencies to quicken the transfer of bullet evidence between entities will ensure use of the system is maximized, and focused on solving the newest and most pertinent shooting cases.
The aim of these projects is to establish a national traceability and quality system using the SRM bullets and cartridge cases as check standards for NIBIN acquisitions and correlations.
The NIBIN system and database is not a reference database as it is legally restricted to include only exhibits from firearms used in crime or in law enforcement custody.
NIBIN enables law enforcement agencies to discover links between evidence from multiple crime scenes more quickly, including links that would have been lost without the technology, and to identify patterned criminal activity.
The NIBIN Web site details many examples in which matches between bullets or cases pointed investigators toward links between previously unconnected crimes--even some that were years and long distances apart (
Nibin Rehman Kanappully, also from India, said he lost Dh9,000.
The databases already in use for solving crimes, such as the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN), are proprietary and contain sensitive information.
The National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is rapidly being upgraded in both capability and efficiency.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology Standard Reference Material (SRM) 2460/2461 standard bullets and casings project will provide support to firearms examiners and to the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN) in the United States.