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Unisys appoints FBI vet to lead new initiative


Unisys Corporation has appointed a 20-year veteran of the FBI to lead its newly formed Justice, Law Enforcement and Border Security initiative.

William Searcy III will lead a law enforcement technology portfolio that includes LEIDA (Library of Electronic ID Artifacts), a development framework for identity solutions, an advanced digital facial recognition solution and a risk assessment system using advanced data analytics that is used by US Customs and Border Protection.

This new initiative will help governments efficiently process public safety investigations and border traffic, transition IT infrastructure to the cloud, leverage predictive data analytics and use digital government technology to achieve their law enforcement and border security missions.

“Bill shares with our clients a dedication to public safety and border security, and how technology can be used to make the world safer,” said Venkatapathi Puvvada, president of Unisys Federal. “His experience as a law enforcement professional, his ability to collaborate, and his technology expertise will help Unisys bring our proven solutions for law enforcement and border security to government clients.”

Searcy retired from the FBI as the deputy assistant director for the IT Infrastructure Division, where he also served as the interim assistant director. Prior to that, he was section chief for the Data Acquisition/Intercept Section at the Bureau’s Operational Technology Division and section chief of the Enterprise Engineering Section of the FBI IT Engineering Division. Searcy also served as a liaison to the CIA from the FBI’s Science and Technology Branch.

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