The publishing of the 2010 Justice Department budget touched on a new intelligence gathering program for the FBI called Going Dark, according to a Wired article. Among the items laid out relating to the program is the creation of a Biometric Technology Center that is to be developed jointly by the FBI, Defense Department, Justice Department and the University of West Virginia.
The center is to be located at the Criminal Justice Information Services Division complex in West Virginia and will deal with research and development of various biometric technologies.
Other facets of the project include the creation of a database to include fingerprint, iris and DNA data. The three examples of biometric data being collected have been referred to by the FBI as Next Generation Identification. The contract for the development and maintenance of the database itself has been awarded to Lockheed Martin and is expected to cost as much as $1 billion.
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