The NGI system will be a more modular system (allowing easy expandability). It will also have more advanced lookup capabilities, incorporating palm print, iris, and facial identification. The FBI was the ones to implement this system. The FBI first used this system in February 2011.
The development of the project is being led by Lockheed Martin who are teamed up with a number of technology companies.
Next Generation Identification offers services that provide a platform for multimodal functionality that will continue to evolve with new technologies and user requirements.
Next Generation Identification includes:
- Advanced Fingerprint Identification Technology (AFIT) - Apparently an newer version of Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)
- Repository for Individuals of Special Concern (RISC)
- Latent and Palm Prints
- Rap Back - allows authorized agencies to receive notification of activity on individuals who hold positions of trust (e.g. school teachers, daycare workers) or who are under criminal justice supervision or investigation, thus eliminating the need for repeated background checks on a person from the same applicant agency.
- Facial recognition
- Cold Case/Unknown Deceased
- Iris Pilot - deployed an Iris Pilot (IP) in September 2013 to evaluate technology, address key challenges, and develop a system capable of performing iris image recognition services.