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US defence-tech behemoth Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $16m deal to provide the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s fingerprint database with extra processing power.

The contract will run over five years, and will involve the provision of additional HP Superdome UNIX-based kit, similar to that already provided to the Feds by Lockheed in 2003.

"As a long-time partner with the FBI, Lockheed Martin is proud to continue serving an important role in the modernisation of this critical infrastructure that is key to accomplishing the FBI mission," said Steve Lubniewski, Lockheed's enterprise-solutions president.

The new servers will join the Criminal Justice Investigative Services (CJIS) armoury. CJIS provides the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, as well as linked names, criminal histories and other law-enforcement info. Lockheed supports and maintains CJIS IT infrastructure, and is also a prime contractor for the division’s Technology Refreshment Program.

This latest contract will involve a total of 16 Superdome servers and one Flatsdome machine. According to Lockheed, the additional machinery is "designed to upgrade the FBI’s existing HP Superdomes, giving them additional processing power".

Further details are available from Lockheed here

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