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Lockheed aids FBI identification capabilities

May 16, 2013 at 10:13 AM   |   Comments

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 16 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin says it has delivered new biometric capabilities to the FBI for crime solving.

Among the technologies for the FBI's NEXT Generation Identification (Increment 3) program are improved latent fingerprint search accuracy and a new nationwide palm print identification system.

Increment 3 incorporates powerful matching algorithms developed by Morpho, and supplied by U.S. subsidiary MorphoTrak, a multi-biometric technologies company in Virginia. Lockheed said the new technology is more effective in matching latent fingerprints submitted by investigators to those in the national database.

The new National Palm Print System contains latent palm prints that will be searchable on a nationwide basis for the first time.

"The quantum leap in capabilities provided by Increment 3 and the NGI initiative overall are the result of the technology expertise and dedication of all the Lockheed Martin team members in combination with the vision and leadership of CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services Division)," said Stephanie C. Hill, president, of Lockheed's Information Systems and Global Solutions-Civil.

"We have supported the mission of the U.S. Department of Justice for nearly 40 years, and are committed to maximizing technology to help the FBI and other law enforcement agencies make the nation's streets safer."

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