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FBI Deploys Enhanced Fingerprint ID System

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 7:04am
By Elizabeth Montalbano, InformationWeek

Lockheed Martin built the multimillion-dollar Next Generation Identification System (NGIS) to replace over a period of time the FBI's current Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), which Lockheed has supported since it went live in 1999, the company said.

The new system provides an integrated fingerprint-identification system that lets the FBI exchange fingerprints with more than 18,000 law-enforcement agencies and other authorized criminal-justice partners around the clock, according to Lockheed Martin. It also provides automated fingerprint and latent search capabilities, and electronic image storage.

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Article Source: Information Week

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