Army's Space Program Office signs biometrics deal

The Defense Department has awarded a contract worth up to $71 million to SecuriMetrics, a subsidiary of L-1 Identity Solutions Inc., for the sale of biometric recognition devices.

The contract, from the Army's Space Program Office, comes with an initial task order worth $23.7 million.

SecuriMetrics will begin shipping the Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment devices and related software before its current quarter ends June 30, the company said.

The first task order was larger than L-1 expected, said Robert LaPenta, the company's chairman, president and chief executive officer.

Michael Hardy writes for Washington Technology, an 1105 Government Information Group publication.

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Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.

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