Fingerprint System Developed by Lockheed Martin Helps FBI Reach Milestone Of 100 Million Print Searches

Aug 22, 2005, 01:00 ET from Lockheed Martin Corporation

    BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- An automated
 identification system for fingerprints developed by Lockheed Martin
 Corporation (NYSE:   LMT) has enabled the Federal Bureau of Investigation to
 process more than 100 million print searches over the past six years.
     The FBI's Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)
 consists of three principal components:  The Automated Fingerprint
 Identification System (AFIS), an Interstate Identification Index segment, and
 an Identification, Tasking, and Networking segment.  Lockheed Martin's AFIS
 was originally produced for the FBI in 1999 and serves as a core component of
 IAFIS, which reached the milestone in late May.
     Today more than 50 million fingerprint records identifying individuals
 with a criminal history are maintained by the FBI on the integrated system.
 Before IAFIS was available to law enforcement agencies, these requests
 normally took weeks or even months to process.  The system now processes the
 same information in minutes.
     The IAFIS is a national fingerprint and criminal history system that
 provides automated fingerprint search capabilities, latent searching
 capability, electronic image storage, criminal history inquiries, and
 electronic exchange of fingerprints, mug shots, and responses.  Lockheed
 Martin has had a ten-year partnership with the FBI for the AFIS, and five-year
 support partnership for the remaining segments of IAFIS.
     Lockheed Martin's Information Technology unit provides technical service
 support to the FBI for IAFIS and other FBI programs.  The company was recently
 competitively awarded System of Services contracts valued at $500M, permitting
 its continued support through September 2011.  Work is performed primarily at
 the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division in Clarksburg,
     Under these contracts Lockheed Martin provides operations, maintenance and
 technical refreshment services to help the agency process over 1.5 million
 fingerprint transactions each month.  The combined transaction volume exceeds
 100 million transactions per month across all the supported FBI/CJIS systems.
     Linda Gooden, president of Lockheed Martin Information Technology, said,
 "The partnership between the highly technical staffs of the FBI/CJIS and
 Lockheed Martin have resulted in timely, relevant criminal justice information
 for all qualified law enforcement agencies.  This is an important milestone
 for the FBI, and we are proud to support the FBI to make America a safer place
 for its citizens."
     Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000
 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design,
 development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems,
 products and services.  The corporation reported 2004 sales of $35.5 billion.
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