Next Generation Identification


Next Generation Identification (NGI) is a project of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to expand the capabilities of the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), which is currently used by law enforcement for Identification of subjects by their fingerprint and to look up their criminal history.

Next Generation Identification system will be a more modular system (allowing easy expandability). It will also have more advanced lookup capabilities, incorporating palm print, iris recognition, and facial recognition. The FBI was the ones to implement the Next Generation Identification 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:[2]

Privacy Concerns#

Needless to say they are many Legal and Privacy Considerations including Surveillance

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