A new biometrics facility is being opened this week by the FBI in the Clarksburg campus of the agency's Criminal Justice Information Services Division.A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday on the site, which will become home to the biometrics experts currently working at the U.S. Army s Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency in Clarksburg.”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 told the Exponent Telegram.”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.The staff will move into the four-story, 360,000-square-foot facility later this year.Defense Department officials from Washington, D.C., and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will be among those on hand for Tuesday s dedication.”It is a unique collaboration between the FBI and the Department of Defense and will be a cutting-edge facility for research, development and testing in biometrics,” U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. told the newspaper.