Defense taps CSC for biometrics deal

Defense taps CSC for biometrics deal

The Defense Department Biometrics Office has awarded Computer Sciences Corp. a $52 million contract for technical support at its testing facility.

Under the four-year deal, CSC will perform product evaluations, research biometric technology and applications, test for standards compliance and provide educational programs at DOD's Biometrics Fusion Center in Clarksburg, W.Va.

CSC subcontractors include a group of West Virginia companies'Azimuth Inc., New-Bold Enterprises Inc., Galaxy Global Inc. and TMC, all of Fairmont'and Ideal Innovations Inc. of Arlington, Va., and Galaxy Scientific Corporation of Egg Harbor Township, N.J. The team also will have two academic participants: West Virginia University and the West Virginia High Tech Foundation.

The center tests and evaluates biometric products, conducts market research, maintains biometric data center operations, and supports Defense's implementation of biometrics products and applications.

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