CSC lands biometric project

Computer Sciences Corp. won a two-year, $22 million task order to develop and support the Defense Department's Biometric Identification System for Access, the company said today.

The system will evaluate fingerprints and other biometric data from non-U.S. citizens before allowing them to access U.S. military facilities. The Biometrics Fusion Center, which facilitates the integration of databases, systems and processes for the Defense Department's biometric identity management program, is overseeing the project.

"Biometrics is a vital part of the security process our troops rely on to screen persons requesting access to military bases and facilities in Iraq," said Jose Jimenez, president of CSC's enforcement, security and intelligence organization.

CSC's team members on the task order, which is for one year and one option year, include Azimuth Inc. of Morgantown, W.Va., and Galaxy Scientific Corp. of Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

El Segundo, Calif.-based CSC is ranked No. 4 on Washington Technology's 2005 Top 100 list of federal contractors, ranked according to their prime IT contracting revenue. The company employs 79,000 workers and had overall revenue of nearly $14.1 billion for the year ended April 1.

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