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Please be aware that National DNA Index System (NDIS) -participating laboratories should have received a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) bulletin on March 14, 2016, regarding updated criteria for searching DNA profiles at the national level. The changes will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of NDIS searches and will be effective on May 1. More detailed information will be available on FBI.gov in the coming weeks and you will be alerted again once that information is available. Laboratory directors and leaders are encouraged to visit with technical staff regarding this information.