CODIS and NDIS Update

Tuesday September 25th, 2018 // 10:00 am - 10:20 am // General Sessions Ballroom

The Combined DNA Index System, or CODIS, has matured into a program supporting DNA databases in law enforcement laboratories across the United States.  Internationally, there are also 96 CODIS sites in 57 countries.  As DNA database programs evolve, the CODIS software has and will continue to accommodate the changing needs of the DNA community.

A major component of the CODIS program is operation of the National DNA Index System, or NDIS.  NDIS is also referred to as the National DNA Database.  This national index is made up of over 190 DNA laboratories from all 50 States as well as the Department of Justice, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the United States Army Crime Laboratory.  Currently there are over 15.5 million offender DNA profiles and over 750,000 crime scene DNA profiles stored in NDIS.

An update will be provided on the status of the National DNA Index System and future updates to the CODIS software.


Douglas Hares

Federal Bureau of Investigation’s CODIS Unit

Dr. Douglas Hares is the National DNA Index System Program Manager in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s CODIS Unit.  He joined the DNA Analysis Unit II of the FBI Laboratory in 2000 as a Forensic Examiner.