Lockheed Martin Gets DoD Global Fingerprint Deal

SEABROOK, Md. -- Lockheed Martin Corp., the world's largest defense contractor, said that it received a five-year contract to configure, build and maintain a global fingerprint database for the Defense Department.

Lockheed Martin said the new system will be similar to the database the company designed and maintains for the Federal Bureau of Investigation at its criminal justice division in West Virginia. That database is the largest of its type in the world, with fingerprint and criminal history data on more than 47 million people.

Funded at $5 million in its first year, the contract includes information technology hardware, software, communications technology and other equipment and supplies.

Shares of the Bethesda, Md.-based company fell 18 cents, or less than 1 percent, to $53.22 in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange.