Northrop wins follow-on biometrics task order

Wednesday - 5/25/2011, 8:40am EDT

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.

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