The Temporary Resident Biometrics Project (TRBP) was delivered through a partnership of three Canadian government departments—Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)—and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The solution includes a collection system, a processing engine to provide workflow and act as the information exchange platform between partner systems, and a standardized interface to receive biometrics from other governments. The use of NIEM shortened delivery time, reduced cost, and aided real-time data exchange and enhanced interoperability. Overall, the solution greatly enhanced identify management capabilities for the processing of Canadian visa applications and screening of foreign nationals at Canadian borders.

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Partnership between Citizenship and Immigration Canada and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
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2013 Best of NIEM winner