USIS signed an agreement to team with the University of Arizona’s National Center of Border Security and Immigration. The task at hand is to develop new technology that enables agencies to conduct comprehensive interviews and inquiries of current and prospective employees.
President and CEO of USIS Bill Mixon said this is an exciting opportunity for his company and spoke of what he thinks the possible outcome of the agreement.
“I believe our work with the University of Arizona in this project will result in a more thorough and comprehensive screening process for those organizations that have that requirement,“ he said.
The BORDERS center is funded by the Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate and is one of 14 institutions that develops innovative technologies, proficient processes and efficient policies that help protect U.S. borders.
According to Dr. Elyse Golob, executive director of Borders, the partnership provides the center with the opportunity to use its innovations to tackle border-security challenges. The agreement will also present a positive opportunity for students, providing them with real-world experience in integrating technologies into the interview process, she added.
BORDERS was established in 2008 and conducts research on detection, sensor networks, data fusion and immigration policy.
USIS is an company within Altegrity and provides services for more than 100 contracts. It is the largest commercial provider of background investigations to the federal government.