Combined DNA Index System Law and Legal Definition

The Combined DNA Index System is a global intel and security agency that allows crime laboratories throughout the U.S. to exchange DNA information about criminals, suspects, and victims of crime. The system is operated by the U.S. Department of Justice through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The system mission is to protect and defend the U.S. against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats and to enforce the criminal laws of the country.

The system aims to:

a. protect and defend the U.S. against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats;

b. uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the U.S.; and

d. provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.