ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led Next Generation Identification (NGI) team has successfully delivered the first Advanced Technology Workstations (ATWs) as part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) new state-of-the-art biometrics system. The NGI workstations replace aging Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) Service Provider Workstations, bringing improved capabilities for the FBI's service providers and analysts.
"The current IAFIS receives an average of 160,000 fingerprint transactions per day, and on several occasions it has processed more than 200,000 transactions in a 24-hour period," said FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Deputy Assistant Director Jerome M. Pender. "These ATWs will greatly improve the FBI's ability to assess fingerprint matches."
The NGI program's ATWs offer service providers and analysts significantly larger display screens with higher resolution and true color support, allowing them to see more detailed attributes of biometric data for more efficient decision-making.
"Installing the Advanced Technology Workstations at the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division Complex in Clarksburg, W.Va., marked the first operational milestone for the NGI program," said Barbara Humpton, vice president, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services. "To see the new workstations in action, it's quite clear what a difference this will make for the FBI's talented and dedicated workforce."
In addition to enhanced display and processing capabilities, the workstations have an improved system infrastructure featuring commodity hardware architecture to allow for easy, affordable upgrades as technology evolves. The entire NGI system is being designed with a significant degree of flexibility to accommodate new technologies and other biometric modalities that may mature and become important to law enforcement efforts in the future.
The Lockheed Martin-led NGI team includes Accenture, BAE Systems Information Technology Inc., Global Science & Technology (GST), IBM and Innovative Management & Technology Services (IMTS).
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.
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