Booz Allen wins contract to develop mobile biometric hardware for DoD

Booz Allen Hamilton has been awarded a potential five-year, $36.6M contract from the U.S. Navy to develop a hand-held biometric hardware device for the Department of Defense.

In its contract announcement the DOD said Booz Allen will update the current Identity Dominance System (IDS) configuration and replace the current integrated base unit with a new handheld technology. IDS is a multi-modal biometric collection system that allows users to collect, share, match, and store identity information.

The Naval Surface Warfare Center received three offers for the cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract.

Work will be performed in McLean, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by January 2024.

The U.S. Navy is currently conducting a beta test of an app enabling personnel to access their personnel records through a mobile device without using their common access card (CAC) for authentication.

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