Automated Biometric Identification Solution

Today’s government and law enforcement agencies need the most accurate, reliable, and resilient biometric identification solutions available. In addition, the system must be responsive to sudden needs for expansion, given the uncertain nature of national and global threats to public safety.

The Morpho Biometric Identification Solution (MorphoBIS) is that solution. Built upon open system, non-proprietary technology, MorphoBIS is scalable and compatible with existing automated biometric identification systems. 

Our latest generation Automated Biometric Identification System is the feature-rich technology known as the Morpho Biometric Identification Solution (MorphoBIS). MorphoBIS has a full set of robust technical features and capabilities, including configurability and expandability. MorphoBIS is a release-based COTS product, forming a system foundation that easily supports extensive future system enhancements.

We pursue ongoing improvements of search accuracy, palmprint processing, lights out operations, middle-ware business process management tools, and many other advances via continual significant research and development funding. The MorphoBIS solution is based on a service-oriented architecture (SOA) that provides a long-term platform for incorporating new technologies as they become available. 

Functionality that is currently available with MorphoBIS includes friction ridge identification, facial recognition, review and verification of search results, centralized system management, reporting, and flexible back up and disaster recovery configurations via cloud technology.

MorphoTrak and the FBI

MorphoTrak has supplied fingerprint matching capabilities to the FBI for more than 40 years. This partnership began when we deployed our first Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) fingerprint reader to the FBI in 1975. In 1999, we were chosen as the prime contractor for the FBI's card conversion project. Working with Lockheed Martin, we built and operated the FBI's first fingerprint card conversion program, and converted more than 36 million hard cards into digital records for the FBI's original Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). MorphoTrak recently opened an office close to the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) facility in Clarksburg, West Virginia as a reflection of our continuing dedication and commitment to deliver responsive and high-quality biometric services to the FBI.

NGI Increment 1
The FBI and prime contractor Lockheed Martin selected MorphoTrak to provide the Identification Fingerprint (IdFP) and Repository for Individuals of Special Concern (RISC) segments (Increment 1) for the FBI's Next Generation Identification (NGI) system, which launched in April 2011. 

Result
With Increment 1, the FBI saw fingerprint accuracy improve from 92 to 99.6 percent. Increment 1 also reduced the amount of manual fingerprint reviews conducted by FBI personnel by 90 percent.

NGI Increment 3
MorphoTrak was also selected to provide the Latent Friction Ridge (LFR) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) components of the NGI system (Increment 3), which went live in May 2013. The NGI uses MorphoTrak's Biometric Search Services (MorphoBSS) as the core processing and matching capability for fingerprint, palm print, and latent processing and matching. 

Result
With Increment 3, hits on latent prints have tripled from 27 percent accuracy in the legacy IAFIS to more than 81 percent—a 300% increase. In the FBI Criminal Lab's 16-year history, 60 percent of identifications have been made since the launch of NGI Increment 3.

NGI Full Operational Capability
In September 2014, the NGI system reached full operational capability. More than 22,000 law enforcement agencies rely on the FBI's system, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The NGI system is one of the largest in the world, both in terms of database size and volume of daily transactions.
Through the NGI implementation, MorphoTrak demonstrates that we can develop and implement systems with superior accuracy and performance, seamlessly interface our systems with external systems, and provide exceptional, professional implementation and maintenance services. And since MorphoTrak's MorphoBIS incorporates the same architecture and matching algorithms as the FBI NGI, we offer our state and local customers the highest possible levels of compatibility with the NGI system.

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