Lockheed Martin has developed new technology to revolutionize law enforcement's ability to process fingerprints, with the goal to eventually replace the FBI's existing system serving the same purpose.
The defense firm’s Next Generation Identification System boasts with automated fingerprint and latent search capabilities, electronic image storage, and electronic exchange of fingerprints to more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies and other authorized criminal justice partners.
“Technology like this is a powerful tool when it comes to protecting America's citizens, and we're proud to serve as a partner in that mission,” said Linda Gooden, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions.
In addition to the new fingerprint identification technology, the NGI program has also delivered Advanced Technology Workstations to the FBI's fingerprint examiner staff. The workstations include significantly larger display screens with higher resolution and true color support, allowing staff to see more detailed attributes of biometric data for more efficient decision making.