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DHS/ICE/PIA-046 Laboratory Information Management System

The Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a directorate within U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), owns and operates the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) as part of its Forensic Laboratory (HSI-FL). LIMS is a case management system that allows ICE employees at the HSI-FL to capture information about requests for forensic analysis or technical enhancements; identify the evidence submitted; track that evidence as it moves throughout the HSI-FL for chain of custody purposes; capture case notes and results of forensic examinations; document technical enhancements performed; store electronic images of evidence; and produce forensic reports of findings (forensic reports) or non-forensic reports of technical enhancements made to audio-visual (AV) materials. ICE implemented LIMS to facilitate and store data, including personally identifiable information (PII), related to the scientific authentication, examination, research, and analysis of documents, and finger and palm prints performed to determine authenticity, authorship, and actual or potential alterations. The system also stores data related to the technical enhancements made to AV materials by HSI-FL staff and HSI-FL operational and training data. 

Associated SORN(s)

  • DHS/ICE-014 Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory
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PDF icon DHS/ICE/PIA-046 Laboratory Information Management System-2016 pdf 228.24 KB
Created Date: December 19, 2016
Last Published Date: May 10, 2019
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