Science Applications International (SAI) announced that it was awarded a prime follow-on contract by the U.S. Department of Defense, Biometrics Identity Management Agency to continue providing biometric support services to the U.S. Central Command's (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR). The task order has a one-year base period of performance, two one-year options and a total value of more than US$23 million. The task order was awarded under the Biometrics Operations and Support Services-Unrestricted contract.
Collecting and registering personnel into biometric databases is key to helping identify insurgents throughout the USCENTCOM AOR. Under the task order, SAI will provide the U.S. military and coalition partners with biometric enrollment support at entry ports throughout Iraq. SAI has supported biometric-enabled enrollments in the USCENTCOM AOR for the past six years.
"The widespread application of biometric technologies is a game-changing tool in helping to identify and uncover insurgents and terrorists," said John Thomas, Senior VP and Business Unit GM, SAI. "We have seen the value biometric enrollments provide to our military forces and we look forward to continuing this valuable and critical support."