Unisys selected to compete for facial recognition and AI contracts from U.S. health department

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Unisys a contract to potentially provide biometric facial recognition and other artificial intelligence solutions to help transform the agency’s operations and service delivery.

HHS plans to use facial biometrics to combat fraud and identity suspects of service theft, and use automation and other innovations to reduce operational backlog and costs. The five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract enables Unisys to compete for orders under the Intelligent Automation/Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) contract, and has a potential value of up to $49 million.

“Unisys is excited to provide technologies to help HHS further its mission of modernizing and improving the delivery of vital services to the public,” comments Unisys Federal Group Vice President for Civilian Agencies Melissa Carson. “We have already integrated artificial intelligence, machine learning, advanced data analytics and other relevant technologies into our secure solution offerings, and are ready right now to apply the innovations that HHS needs to transform its operations and service model.”

Other recent government deals for Unisys include a partnership with the government of Queensland in Australia to integrates its facial recognition technology with the state’s smart card driver’s licenses.

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