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Accenture to Add New Biometrics to DHS Program on $71M Contract

Accenture to Add New Biometrics to DHS Program on $71M Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting eventAccenture‘s federal services subsidiary has been selected to enhance a U.S. Department of Homeland Security biometric and biographic identity management system.

The U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology program helps federal, state and local officials determine whether travelers can legally enter or remain in the U.S., the company said. 

The company will work to increase the number and types of biometrics used in identification.

US-VISIT currently uses digital fingerprints and photographs. Accenture will participate in a pilot program to include voluntary facial and iris identification and matching.

The contract also calls for system upgrades that enable biometric information to be shared in real time with the Justice and Defense departments.

The system provides information to the State Departmentthe Transportation Security AdministrationU.S. Customs and Border ProtectionU.S. Immigration and Customs EnforcementU.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Accenture will complete the work on a 13-month contract with a value of $71 million.

“Border management, immigration and customs organizations are challenged with facilitating the movement of people and cargo across borders while enhancing the security of citizens and visitors,“ said Tom Greiner, leader of Accenture's US-VISIT program work. “We are working with Homeland Security to create border management solutions that deliver results.”

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