The FBI Laboratory and the National Institute of Justice will establish a working group to evaluate the level-of-effort required to develop a more comprehensive footwear databaes that is available to state and local law enforcement agencies for use in their forensic casework. In addition, the FBI Laboratory may leverage the expertise of this working group to assist int he planning, development, and execution of footwear blackbox/white box research studies. Finally, the FBI Laboratory will assess the ability of conducting similar database development and/or research in other pattern-based disciplines.

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