GTSI provides Army with $159M in biometric ID kits

Contract includes laptops and mobile handheld devices

GTSI Corp. will provide the Army with biometric identification hardware and software kits under a 16-month contract worth $159 million.

The Biometric Automated Toolset-Army contract will be executed as part of GTSI's Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – 2 Hardware, or ITES-2H, federal contract, according to the company’s announcement dated Aug. 5.

The BAT-A kit consists of a laptop and attached biometric collection devices capable of enrollment, verification and identity detection, together with mobile handheld devices for collecting, storing and uploading pertinent data to U.S. Army biometrics collection centers.

A system of servers containing the biometric database maintains and synchronizes information, ensuring that data collected at one location is available at others, the GTSI announcement states.

Defense Department biometric systems capture, transmit, store, share, retrieve, exploit and display biometric data for timely identification and verification. These systems provide force protection, intelligence, and physical and logical access control, as well as identity management and credentialing, law enforcement and interception operations.

GTSI is partnering with Cross Match Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of biometric solutions, to deliver the portable rugged platform solution capable of capturing multiple biometric modalities in the field.

GTSI Corp., of Herndon, Va., ranks No. 68 on Washington Technology’s 2011 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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