Northrop Grumman Places Team Bid For FBI NOI Competition
Northrop Grumman Corp., Los Angeles, has named its team of partner companies for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Next Generation Identification (NGI) competition.
NGI is a ten-year development, operations and maintenance program. The NGI system will provide biometric services to support the expanded FBI mission. The current FBI’s fingerprint system, known as the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, provides automated flat and rolled fingerprint matching. NGI will expand these services to include other biometrics, such as facial recognition, palm prints and iris scans.
The team is comprised of large partners, local West Virginia-based businesses and solutions providers. The three large partners are BearingPoint, McLean, Va.; General Dynamics, Falls Church, Va.; and Raytheon, Waltham, Mass. The West Virginia businesses include: Azimuth Inc. and Key Logic Systems Inc., Morgantown; DSD Laboratories Inc., Galaxy Global Corp. and West Virginia High Technology Consortium, Fairmont. The solutions providers are: IBM, Armonk, N.Y.; BEA Systems and Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif.; EMC, Hopkinton, Mass.; Oracle Corp., Redwood Shores, Calif.; Sun Microsystems Inc., Santa Clara, Calif.; I3, Falls Church, Va.; and Ideal Innovation, Arlington, Va.
“We are committed to partnering with local communities in West Virginia and businesses around the state to ensure long-term economic growth and prosperity. By hiring West Virginians, we will offer opportunities for high-tech careers,” says James R. O’Neill, president of Northrop Grumman’s Information Technology sector. “In addition, our team’s leadership position in identity management, with an emphasis on biometrics-based solutions, will help our customers achieve their missions.”
The company submitted their team bid during the third week of August.