Serial 2534

[DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
[FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
[COMMUNICATION MESSAGE FORM

[DATE:] 10/27/80
[CLASSIFICATION:] UNCLAS
[PRECEDENCE:] ROUTINE

FM DIRECTOR FBI (89-4286)
TO FBI SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) ROUTINE
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UNCLAS
RYMUR.

As the San Francisco Division is aware, the US Attorney (USA), Northern District of California (NDC), San Francisco, California, requested that the FBI’s RYMUR computer information be provided to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) for inclusion in their JURIS System.

The FBI’s investigative information is maintained within the FBI’s Central Records System (CRS). The Investigative Support Information System (ISIS) is documented in the Federal Register as a subsystem of the FBI’s CRS. It should be noted that ISIS supports both the retrieval of information from the field office case file(s) and the actual management of the case(s). The ISIS has both an on-line capability with access provided

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via a terminal and an off-line capability with access provided via sorted printed listings. In view of the fact that on-line resources are limited, the Technical Services Division (TSD) only provides on-line ISIS access when it is cost justified. A cost analysis indicated that on-line support of RYMUR was not justified.

The TSD will provide the San Francisco Field Office with up-to-date listings from the RYMUR ISIS application; however, it must be understood that these listings do not contain full-text data such as the FD-302s. In order to have available a full text processing capability, it would be necessary for the Bureau to rekey in their entirety 13,929 serials (as of this date) most of which contain multiple pages. In addition to the formidable task of keying these documents, it would be necessary to create the computer software to effect full text retrieval.

FBIHQ will not support the inclusion of ISIS data into JURIS in view of the fact that JURIS does not meet FBI computer and telecommunication security standards.

San Francisco Division advise USA accordingly.

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Armed and dangerous.

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Originally posted on November 14th, 2020.

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