ImageWare Systems announced it was selected to participate on the U.S. Navy's SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) contract. SeaPort-e is an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract established to facilitate a Navy-wide electronic procurement process that leverages buying power, improves business intelligence and reduces purchasing time. SeaPort-e supports all commands within the Naval Enterprise Command including the Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities Command, Strategic Systems Programs, the United States Marine Corps, as well as other Department of Defense agencies.
Imageware is part of a team of highly skilled and experienced companies with proven records of providing engineering solutions. The SeaPort-e team is led by Smart Data Solutions, a veteran-owned small business located in Silver Springs, Maryland. This SeaPort-e award provides a simplified contracting platform that will allow IWS and its team members to enter into a streamlined bid and procurement process for task orders released by Naval Enterprise Commands. The government estimates a maximum of US$5.3 billion will be spent on products and services under this program. This award has a base period of one year, with two additional award terms for a possible total of 10 years.
"We are proud to be part of the Smart Data Solutions team and to receive an award that will provide Imageware with both an excellent contract vehicle and the ability to participate in a very exciting and potentially long term opportunity to partner with the U. S. Navy and a group of top notch government contractors," said Jim Miller, IWS Chairman and CEO. "We expect that the experience and capabilities of our team will result in future task order awards in the areas of research and development, engineering support and software development."
"We feel that our partnership with ImageWare will provide Smart Data Solutions with a very strong competitive edge for winning task orders on Seaport E and other opportunities," said Orlando Bullock, Chairman and CEO Smart Data Solutions. "ImageWare Systems provides a versatile and patented set of products and services that will undoubtedly become a keystone in biometric and identity management requirements under this program.
For more information about the Navy's Seaport-E program, visit www.seaport.navy.mil.
About ImageWare Systems
ImageWare Systems is a developer of identity management solutions, providing biometric, secure credential and law enforcement technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, the company's biometric product line includes a multibiometric engine that is hardware- and algorithm-independent, enabling the enrollment and management of unlimited population sizes. ImageWare's identification products are used to manage and issue secure credentials including national IDs, passports, driver licenses, smart cards and access control credentials. ImageWare's digital booking products provide law enforcement with integrated mug shot, fingerprint Livescan and investigative capabilities. ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, with offices in Portland, Oregon, Washington DC and Canada. For more information, visit www.iwsinc.com.