Kratos lands $4.3 million U.S. Marine Corps biometrics program contract

February 22, 2013 - 

Kratos has announced that its Defense Rocket Support Service division’s Technical Services business unit has won the contract to provide acquisition, financial, logistics, training, technical, program management and administrative support to the Program Manager United States Marine Corps Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Deivce (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (PM USMC CREW) Biometrics Programs.

The contract, worth $4.3 million, encompasses PM USMC CREW Biometrics Programs, including the Biometrics Automated Toolset, the Identity Dominance System Marine Corps, the Biometrics Enrollment Screening Device, the Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment and the BAT server. Kratos will also support biometrics training, conducted by the Tactical Training Exercise Control Group (TTECG) and the Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG) at the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command in California.

Kratos is a specialized national security technology company and works primarily for the U.S. federal government, but also supports state and local agencies. The company, based out of San Diego, provides a wide array of services including command, control, communications, computing, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, weapon systems lifecycle support, military weapon range and technical services, network engineering services, advanced IT services, security and surveillance systems, and critical infrastructure design and integration services.

The Kratos-supported TTECG primarily supports the Enhanced Mojave Viper exercises, during which Marine Battalions are evaluated and trained in biometric Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures. EMV serves as the final training and evaluation site for USMC forces preparing for deployment. The Biometrics contract will be managed by Raul Torres at Kratos’ Quantico Operations Office, located in Stafford, VA.

“We look forward to providing top-notch services to the United States Marine Corps Biometrics Programs. Kratos and our subcontractors, BAE Systems, Inc. and Patricio Enterprises, Inc., have talented people to effectively support all contract requirements,” Joseph McGettigan, Vice President of Kratos Technical Services said.

Kratos recently published a case study on their implementation of cameras, access points and biometric readers at 7 World Trade Center in New York.

Earlier this month, Kratos received another multi-million dollar contract, this time from SES S.A. to upgrade hardware for five satID geolocation systems currently in use around the world.

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