Leidos strikes traveler biometrics deal worth potential $960M with U.S. border protection

Leidos strikes traveler biometrics deal worth potential $960M with U.S. border protection

Leidos will provide biometric capture devices and other technology for processing and vetting travelers under a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) worth an estimated $960 million from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The deal includes a full range of services for software development lifecycles to support U.S. border protection, along with specialized equipment for traveler enrollment and processing, such as kiosks, workstations, document capture devices and telecom equipment. It has a one-year duration, followed by four one-year options, with most of the work taking place in the Washington, D.C. area.

The company says its deep biometrics experience on national-scale projects and significant footprint at major ports of entry, along with its experience in logistics enable it to support widely-distributed projects for land, sea, and air operations.

“Leidos has a rich history with CBP, helping safeguard our ports and borders, and facilitating commerce and travel,” says Leidos Intelligence Group President Vicki Schmanske. “This BPA extends this work and draws upon Leidos’ deep capabilities in both agile software development and SecDevOps, to support CBP’s essential national security mission.”

Leidos boosted its portfolio of biometric security and automation technologies with the acquisition of L3Harris Technologies in May.

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