Lockheed wins FBI fingerprint contract

Company to continue fingerprint scanning project

Lockheed Martin Corp. will continue to convert paper fingerprints, palm prints and photo records into high-quality electronic records for the FBI under a new five-year, $47 million contract.

The company will manage the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division’s Card Scanning Services program.

State, local and federal law enforcement agencies submit the records that are processed through the program and used to populate the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), a national fingerprint and criminal history database maintained by the FBI.

Under the new contract, Lockheed Martin will enable the FBI to automatically process paper fingerprint records submitted by foreign law enforcement agencies, company officials said.

The work will take place primarily in Fairmont, W.Va., with support from several small-business partners nationwide.

Eventually, the records processed through the card-scanning program will populate the FBI’s Next Generation Identification program. NGI is designed to advance the FBI’s biometric identification capabilities and replace current IAFIS capabilities. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor on the NGI program.

Lockheed Martin, of Bethesda, Md., ranks No. 1 on Washington Technology’s 2009 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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