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DHS taps Ideal Innovations for fingerprint analysis support


Ideal Innovations (I-3) has been awarded a contract from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) to provide fingerprint analysis in support of OBIM’s Biometric Support Center.

The contract, with a potential value of $58.9 million was awarded under I-3’s GSA Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) Federal Supply Schedule.

The BSC provides fingerprint identification services when the automated matching capabilities of DHS’s central repository can’t determine if two sets match. In addition, the BSC provides latent print identification and biometric watch-list enrollment services to DHS and other Government agencies.

“Our goal is to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of current operations and future initiatives at the BSC by delivering the best combination of institutional knowledge and biometrics expertise,” Bob Kocher, I-3 President and CEO said. “We are confident that with our team, the BSC will be assured of its ability to meet workload demands and accomplish its critical National Security mission.”

With this contract, I-3 will support the Biometric Support Centers in San Diego, CA and Arlington, VA.

According to a Biometric Research Note, the U.S. Government is the major driver of biometrics, with its deep urgency for improved security, resulting in higher defense budgets and wide agreement on the use of advances security technology.

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