Rockville MD (SPX) May 17, 2010
The Lockheed Martin-led Next Generation Identification (NGI) team is beginning to fully develop and deploy a new NGI system capability that transforms how law enforcement officials search an FBI wanted persons database.
Development efforts began after a successful Critical Design Review (CDR) for the system's second phase, also known as Increment 2: Repository for Individuals of Special Concern (RISC).
The RISC fingerprint database, which is managed by the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, includes Wanted Persons, Known or Appropriately Suspected Terrorists, Sex Offenders Registry subjects, and other persons of special interest.
"This capability gives law enforcement users more speed and flexibility in how they search the RISC fingerprint database," explained Lockheed Martin NGI Program Director Mike Moore.
"For the first time, the law enforcement community can use web-based transactions, in addition to the existing data input mechanisms, to determine whether a suspect is a wanted person within RISC."
In addition to the full RISC development activity, the team is now beginning design work for the next phase of NGI, which will enhance today's latent fingerprint matching accuracy and introduces palm prints to the system.
NGI is being designed with a significant degree of flexibility to accommodate these and other biometric modalities that may mature and become important to law enforcement efforts in the future.
Earlier this year, the NGI team completed final delivery of its more than 800 Advanced Technology Workstations a full month ahead of schedule. The new machines replace aging Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) Service Provider Workstations used by the FBI's service providers and analysts.
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