Booz Allen wins AF biometrics work

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. has won a contract worth $6.3 million to conduct a biometrics research project at the request of the Air Force, the Defense Department announced yesterday.

Under the contract, the McLean, Va., company will help conduct research for a new 3-D facial recognition biometrics program, DOD said.

The company will conduct the research at the Information Assurance Technical Analysis Center in Herndon, Va. As part of its work, the company will produce a final technical report detailing its findings. IATAC conducts scientific and technical research for DOD.

The contracting authority for the project is located at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

Booz Allen ranks No. 13 on Washington Technology's 2007 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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