Lockheed recognized for biometrics

April 14, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 14 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has been named the North American Biometrics Operations and Integrations "Company of the Year" by an international business consulting company.

California company Frost & Sullivan said the award is in recognition of Lockheed's success in delivering innovative biometrics solutions that offer high levels of customer value.

"Lockheed Martin has a proud history of delivering biometric solutions that play an important role our customer's law enforcement and national security missions," said Linda Gooden, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions. "We are honored to receive this prestigious award in recognition of that work as we continue shaping the future of the biometrics industry."

Frost & Sullivan based the award on a rigorous analysis of the biometrics marketplace, including factors such as customer value, industry leadership, growth and performance.

"Lockheed Martin's systems and services have gained wide acceptance for supporting customers in achieving greater levels of security," said Neelima Sagar, industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "The Corporation exhibits high performance, unyielding reliability, and years of success in the biometrics industry."

Frost & Sullivan, in presenting the award, highlighted Lockheed Martin's role as the lead industry partner for several major government biometrics initiatives, including the FBI's Next Generation Identification program, which will expand and enhance the bureau's current identification capabilities.

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