Stanley to support Army biometrics initiative

Stanley Inc. will provide biometrics identification support to the Army under a one-year contract valued at $1.7 million.

Stanley is partnered with biometrics sensor developer Lumidigm Inc. to provide a working multi-spectral prototype sensor and software development kit for integration into mobile biometrics devices for the Language and Technology Office, U.S. Army Intelligence Center at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

Unlike conventional fingerprint readers, multispectral imaging technology captures data from the surface and subsurface of the fingertip, resulting in superior fingerprint images regardless of adverse environmental conditions under which the U.S. military operates, Stanley officials said.

The award for biometric multispectral fingerprinting was issued by the Army Information Technology, E-Commerce and Commercial Contracting Center-West.

Stanley has supported the Army’s biometrics mission with innovative technologies for more than five years, said Phil Nolan, company chairman, president and chief executive officer.

Stanley, of Arlington, Va., ranks No. 48 on Washington Technology’s 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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