Pragmatics to support Justice automated booking system

The Justice Department awarded Pragmatics Inc. a $4 million task order to provide systems engineering, design and development for the system that helps federal law enforcement agencies electronically book, identify and share data about people in federal custody.

The McLean, Va., company will implement the Joint Automated Booking System'Implementing the Strategic Maturity Project-II. JABS automates the booking process for the Justice Department's law enforcement components by providing users an automated connection with the FBI's fingerprint system and provides data sharing between entities.

Justice awarded the task order under the Information Technology Support Services-3 (ITSS-3) contract, which lets the agency purchase a range of IT services, such as applications development, networking, systems engineering and Web design.

Pragmatics is one of 12 contractors that compete for task orders under the seven-year contract. Awarded in November 2004, ITSS-3 has a $980 million ceiling. Nortel/PEC Solutions Inc. will supply subcontracted services under the task order.

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

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