NTT Data wins multi-year contract with DHS’ Office of Biometric Identity Management

February 9, 2017 - 

NTT Data has been awarded a multi-year, $8 million contract to provide the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) with independent system level testing support and quality assurance services.

OBIM provides advanced biometric identification, information sharing and analysis to authorized frontline decision makers so they are able to accurately identify the people they encounter and assess whether they pose a risk to the United States.

NTT Data will provide verification and validation for information technology products and services for OBIM and work to keep its legacy system, the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT), operational while introducing procedures to help implement the new Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) .

“Modernizing legacy infrastructure and applications systems is mission-critical to public sector clients,” said Tim Conway, president, public sector, NTT DATA. “We appreciate OBIM’s confidence in our ability to help manage its transition from IDENT to HART. We plan to deliver as promised – secure, reliable data across the OBIM enterprise.”

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