CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — FBI officials will usher in a new era of crime fighting when they dedicate a new biometrics facility this week in Clarksburg.
The ribbon-cutting for the Biometrics Technology Center will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday on the campus of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division.
“The Biometrics Technology Center will be the center for research, development and testing in biometrics for the benefit of the entire U.S. government,” FBI spokesman Steve Fischer said.
“The innovations and advancements that will take place in the Biometrics Technology Center will aid our law enforcement and criminal justice partners in defeating terrorism and combating crime,” Fischer added.
Biometrics is the science of identifying individuals through physical or behavioral traits such as face or voice recognition, palm prints and iris scans.
FBI employees who work in biometrics and workers with the U.S. Army’s Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency in Clarksburg will move into the four-story, 360,000-square-foot facility later this year, Fischer said.
A parking garage is adjacent to the facility.
FBI and Defense Department officials from Washington, D.C., and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will be among those on hand…