Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a £28.8m contract by the United Kingdom Home Office to provide service and systems operations and maintenance to the Forensic and Biometric Interim Capability, otherwise known as FABrIC.
Under the two-year FABrIC contract, a recompete of IDENT1, Northrop Grumman will maintain and enhance the IDENT1 core software. IDENT1 provides identity management and crime scene forensic systems, which use fingerprints to provide the principal means of forensically verifying or resolving identities in the United Kingdom for law enforcement. It is a bespoke service that is a critical part of the national infrastructure for policing.
"This award demonstrates our continued collaborative partnership and strong programme performance of more than 20 years with the UK Home Office," said Ed Sturms, vice president and general manager, civil division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems. "We look forward to continuing to work closely with our customer to provide the best service and expertise in support of their identity management mission."
"Northrop Grumman is at the forefront of advances in security technology for the most sensitive information assets including finger and palm print data," said Andrew Tyler, chief executive Europe, Northrop Grumman. "This contract award will enable us to continue the good work we have been doing to provide the police service with the national identity management capabilities they need."
The work will be performed in Coventry and Fareham as well as the United States, with Northrop Grumman leading a team consisting of Morpho, Crossmatch Technologies and Phoenix IT Services. Northrop Grumman has significant experience in biometric fusion and identification to support law enforcement and military efforts including the Department of Defense Automated Biometric Identification System and Biometric Identification System for Access.
Source: Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)
Date: May 12, 2015