Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin

Website - http://www.lockheedmartin.ca/us/what-we-do/information-technology/biometrics.html


Lockheed Martin (Corporation) biometrics is headquartered in Bethesda, MD and is a global security company that was formed in March 1995. They are engaged in the research, development, manufacture, design, integration and sustainability of advanced technology systems, products and services and the largest provider of IT services, systems integration and training to the U.S. Government.

Although this profile focuses on biometrics, there are many industries that Lockheed Martin Corporation is a leading manufacturer of:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Call Center
  • Contracts
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Facilities Administration & Support
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Services
  • Operations & Production
  • Purchasing & Procurement
  • Science
  • Skilled Labour & Technicians
  • Software Engineering
  • Specialty Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

Some areas they are involved in are Aeronautics, Electronic Systems, Information Systems & Global Services (IS&GS) and Space systems.


Next Generation Identification (NGI) – Lockheed Martin’s Next Generation Identification System (NGI) Delivers Gradual Substitution of FBI’s IAFIS

NGI ia a state-of-the-art biometric identification system that the FBI will use and populate with biometric information to keep Americans and their families safe.

They are also the home of the Biometric Experimentation and Advanced Concepts Centre (BEACON).

The BEACON is both a magnet and a showplace, drawing in the brightest minds to demonstrate the most innovative solutions related to biometric identity management.

About the BEACON

Located in West Virginia’s High Technology Corridor, the BEACON is a collaborative center for experimentation and analysis that brings together Lockheed Martin, its customers and other industry partners to develop integrated solutions for a dynamic environment. In addition to visiting experts, the BEACON is staffed by operational domain experts and also houses highly trained specialists in service-oriented architecture and biometric technology.

A gateway to broad capability that spans the depth and breadth of the corporation, the BEACON offers core resources for testing leading-edge ideas and analyzing biometric concepts. The center leverages two key networks:

The Global Vision Network – Connects Lockheed Martin engineering and laboratory locations, including the Lockheed Martin Center for Innovation in Suffolk, VA; Draper, Utah; and Lockheed Martin’s CMMI-Level 5 biometrics organizations in Orlando, FL and Rockville, MD.
The Multi-Sector Crisis Management Consortium – A nationwide, high-performance collaboration capability, the organization links more than 200 universities worldwide with additional access to state and local government offices.

How to Get Involved – Vendors are invited to bring their products for integration into Lockheed Martin’s BIO-SOA, a service-oriented biometric framework where extensive testing can be performed.


Lockheed Martin Biometrics utilizes two key networks:

  • The Global Vision Network that connects their engineering and laboratory locations in Suffolk, VA and Draper, Utah to their five biometric organizations in Orlando, FL and Rockville, MD.
  • The Multi-Sector Crisis Management Consortium – this organization provides access to more than 200 universities worldwide as well as with state and local government offices.

Following is a list of their biometric products and solutions:

  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

Enrolls and credentials pre-qualified maritime workers who require routine, unescorted access to their ports.

  • First Responder Authentication Credential (FRAC)

Helps verify the identities of first responders and quickly route them to where they’re most needed at an incident scene. 

  • Registered Traveler (RT)
Moves pre-qualified program participants through standard airport security screening lines in a fast method.  
  • Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)

Lockheed Martin  provides IAFIS maintenance support; resource of 55 million fingerprints for the FBI.  

  • Identity Intelligence solution

Combines data from biometric, biographic, and other sources to determine a person’s identity.

  • Biometric Analysis & Identification System (BAIS)

Links different databases to cross-check and verify a person’s identity using multiple biometric modalities.

  • Faces in a Crowd video analysis system 

Advanced facial detection and tracking technologies in conjunction with the BAIS biometric identity technologies to find and identify people from video footage — live or from archived files.
This solution gives military, law enforcement and security officials a powerful application for scanning crowds of people, searching for the one who could represent a threat.

  • Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)

The fingerprint matching component of the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)


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