The Federal Bureau of Investigation has granted Lockheed Martin a five-year, $47 million contract to continue managing its Criminal Justice Information Services Division’s Card Scanning Service program which covers the conversion of paper fingerprint, palm print and photo records into electronic records.
Records processed through this program are submitted by state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies and used to populate the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) database, a national fingerprint and criminal history system maintained by the FBI CJIS Division. With this new contract, the FBI will also be able to automatically process paper fingerprint records submitted by foreign law enforcement agencies.
“This card scanning service contract will aid the FBI in establishing a more complete and up-to-date criminal history record in support of law enforcement and criminal justice efforts, while creating employment opportunities in West Virginia,” said FBI spokesperson Jerome Pender.
Eventually, the records processed through the CSS program will populate the FBI’s Next Generation Identification program which will further advance the agency’s biometric identification services, providing an incremental replacement of current IAFIS technical capabilities while also introducing new functionality. Lockheed Martin is the lead industry partner on the NGI program.