Leveraging Agile for FBI’s Next Generation Identification System
Single Sprint Team Minimizes Time Between Development and Deployment
After operating and maintaining the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) for more than a decade, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) needed new identification capabilities that matched the latest biometrics technology and could protect against growing threats. The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division worked with Leidos to develop and incrementally integrate a new system – the Next Generation Identification (NGI).
NGI is a state-of-the-art biometric identification system that the FBI uses in concert with state, local, federal, and tribal authorities to keep Americans and their families safe. It provides the criminal justice community with the world’s largest and most efficient electronic repository of biometric and criminal history information.
Over time, NGI usage has grown and with that comes the need to identify system issues, roll out enhancements, and introduce updated technologies and processes where appropriate.