FBI Launches Next Generation Identification System

MorphoTrak (Safran group), along with the FBI and Lockheed Martin recently announced the successful launch of the Next Generation Identification (NGI) system. NGI incorporates the Morpho Biometric Search Services (MBSS) as the core processing and matching capability using 10 fingerprints.

This milestone is the culmination of a highly competitive evaluation of system performance and long-term value. MorphoTrak’s innovative technology is able to fuse several algorithms in its solution, including one from BIO-key International, a U.S. partner.

“Our MBSS solution provides the accuracy, throughput and speed required for the world’s largest law enforcement identification system,” said Daniel Vassy, president and CEO of MorphoTrak. “The operational milestone was a banner day for MorphoTrak, the FBI and the more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies that rely on this system 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

MorphoTrak’s MBSS solution was incorporated into NGI through a subcontract agreement with Lockheed Martin, who is leading NGI development for the FBI.

NGI delivers an incremental replacement of the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). This phase of the NGI project involves the core biometric processing and matching capability using 10 fingerprints -- the basis for most law enforcement and other systems requiring the highest accuracy. Law Enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. and civil agencies doing background checks will use the NGI system.

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