HOMELAND SECURITY

Accenture captures $30M biometric contract

Company will improve data-sharing capabilities

Accenture Federal Services has won a nine-month, $30 million contract to expand international data-sharing capabilities and secure web services for the Office of Biometric Identity Management, or OBIM.

The company will also expand the use of secure web services for all stakeholders, making access to existing OBIM data easier and more efficient, Accenture said in a release.

OBIM manages biometric and biographic identity management systems that aid federal, state and local officials determine if travelers can legally enter or remain in the United States.The contract is designed to decrease the time, cost and personnel required to support relevant data sharing between the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada and Australia, Accenture said.

Accenture has worked with the agency since 2004, when it was formerly known as the US-VISIT program. The company began overseeing operational responsibility for the Automated Biometric Identification System, it said.

About the Author

Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

Reader Comments

Wed, Sep 11, 2013 Rich

$30M in 9 months?! This is like the "Brewster's Millions" or contract awards.

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