General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin Team to Provide HSPD-12 Credential Services

Companies also partner for First Responder Authentication Card credentialing

Well-versed in biometric technology development and deployment, Lockheed Martin was the lead systems integrator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, the world's largest law enforcement and criminal history database. The company is also responsible for the enrollment, biometrics capture, and access control systems used in the national Registered Traveler program, which gives credentialed individuals expedited access through airport security checkpoints.

With more than 40 million secure credentials in circulation today, General Dynamics is a leading provider of credentialing solutions for border security, government ID programs and first responders. General Dynamics has supported numerous credentialing programs including the Department of Defense's Common Access Card (CAC), the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), and HSPD-12, as well as first-responder pilot programs. The company has developed card-personalization systems as well as secure identifications for national and international applications.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 135,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 81,900 people worldwide and had 2005 revenue of $21.2 billion. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation.