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 system provides information to the State Department, the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.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.”