In 2014, the Nebraska State Police (NSP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This grants NSP use of the DMV’s face recognition system, which searches 8 million driver’s license and ID photos (009190). The FBI can also request searches of Nebraska’s driver’s license photos (GAO).
In accordance with the MOU, NSP can run searches only for criminal identity theft investigations. System access is restricted to four analysts (009190). The NSP follows procedures dictated by the DMV, and does not have its own policies, procedures, or manuals. NSP does not conduct audits; according to the NSP, the DMV is responsible for conducting any audits of the system (009181).
In 2012, NSP also signed an MOU with the FBI for access to its pilot face recognition database, the Interstate Photo System Facial Recognition Pilot (IPSFRP) (009183). This allowed NSP to search FBI’s database of 24.9 million mug shots submitted by various state and federal agencies.
The DMV system uses a MorphoTrust face recognition algorithm (011954).
Sources and Notes: Nebraska State Police, GAO (Last updated: August 2016). You can review our scorecard criteria in the Methodology section. Numerical citations, e.g. (123456), refer to official records available by clicking "View Documents" below.