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Recommendation: To better ensure that face recognition systems are sufficiently accurate, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation should conduct an operational review of NGI-IPS at least annually that includes an assessment of the accuracy of face recognition searches to determine if it is meeting federal, state, and local law enforcement needs and take actions, as necessary, to improve the system.
Agency: Department of Justice: Federal Bureau of Investigation Status: Open Priority recommendation
Comments: In July 2019, the FBI reported that it has designed a Face Recognition Test Strategy for Operational Analysis with the objective of being able to perform an annual operational review of NGI-IPS. The FBI plans to develop and test the operational review in fiscal year 2020. As a first step, in January 2020, FBI officials told us that they had developed a tool to benchmark whether the FBI face recognition system returns the expected photos in the FBI's operational environment and were in the process of testing it. To fully implement this recommendation, the FBI should conduct operational reviews at least annually to assess the accuracy of face recognition searches on NGI-IPS.