A team comprised of Accenture, Safran‘s identity and security business and Atos has secured spots on a potential six-year contract from the European agency for the operational management of large-scale information technology systems in the area of freedom, security and justice.
The consortium will provide application and infrastructure support for the E.U. Visa Information System and the Biometric Matching System in an effort to accelerate and secure the processing of third-country nationals’ visa applications in order to enter the Schengen area, Accenture said Tuesday.
The companies will work to help eu-LISA supply new digital tools to international customers, as well as update the VIS Mail system to facilitate information transfers between member-state officials.
Accenture will lead the consortium and provide program management services, enterprise and technology architecture and design support, application development and maintenance services and management services for IT on-site support.
Safran will provide biometric consulting services and create biometric platforms, while Atos will help deliver and maintain infrastructure services.