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Lockheed Team Updates FBI Fingerprint ID System; Stephanie Hill Comments

Stephanie HIll
Stephanie HIll

A Lockheed Martin-led team has added a new palmprint technology and other upgrades to a fingerprint identification system the FBI uses to identify suspects and solve cold cases.

The FBI’s Next Generation Identification program is designed to provide biometric services to more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies across the country, Lockheed said Wednesday.

Morpho developed the algorithms for matching latent fingerprints in the new National Palm Print System, which contains images that can be searched on a nationwide basis.

Stephanie Hill, Lockheed’s president for information systems and global solutions-civil business, said the company worked with the FBI’s criminal justice information services division to implement the upgrades.

The system combines Lockheed-made software, Morpho search algorithms and MorphoTrak case management platform to help law enforcement officials record hand friction ridge areas and prints from each arrest cycle.

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