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Griaule Biometrics win DoD contract for national databases in Iraq and Afghanistan


Brazil-based Griaule Biometrics has been awarded part of a $75 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to provide a biometric data storage and de-duplication system for use in Iraq and Afghanistan, Brazilian media outlet EXAME reports.

Griaule Operations Manager Renato Burdin said the system will be used for civil and criminal purposes under the contract, which EXAME reports was signed in September. The contract will be filled by Griaule and six companies from the U.S. over a term of five years.

“Our focus is on large-scale projects with a large amount of data. Our architecture was designed to work with high-complexity projects in critical environments,” says Burdin, as translated by Google.

Griaule was founded in 2002, and opened a second office in the U.S. in 2016. It develops biometric data management software, and manages the biometric database of Brazil’s Superior Electoral Court, which EXAME reports has been working on registering biometrics to identify voters since 2008.

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