Northrop Grumman will continue work on its biometric database of terrorist suspects. Washington Business Journal reports, the contract extension is worth as much as $141 million dollars. Northrop began work on the Defense Department’s Automated Biometric Identification System, or ABIS, in 2006. ABIS is a central repository for fingerprint, iris, face and palm print data on suspected terrorists. The information is used by both the military and other federal agencies.
This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.