Defense awards biometric-project task order to CSC

The Defense Department has awarded a two-year, $22 million task order to Computer Sciences Corp. to develop and support DOD's Biometric Identification System for Access, according to the company based in El Segundo, Calif.

The system will evaluate fingerprints and other biometric data from non-U.S. citizens before allowing them to access U.S. military facilities.

The Biometrics Fusion Center, which facilitates the integration of databases, systems and processes for the Defense Department's biometric identity management program, is overseeing the project.

CSC's team members on the task order, which is for one year and one option year, include Azimuth Inc. of Morgantown, W.Va., and Galaxy Scientific Corp. of Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Roseanne Gerin is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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