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BiometricsDHS awards $58.9 million biometric support contract to Ideal Innovations, Inc.

Published 2 June 2015

Arlington, Virginia-based Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3) has been awarded a contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) to provide specialized fingerprint analysis in support of OBIM’s Biometric Support Center (BSC). The BSC provides fingerprint identification services when the automated matching capabilities of DHS’s central repository cannot determine whether two sets of fingerprints match.

Arlington, Virginia-based Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3) has been awarded a contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) to provide specialized fingerprint analysis in support of OBIM’s Biometric Support Center (BSC).

The contract has a potential value of $58.9 million and was awarded under I3’s GSA Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) Federal Supply Schedule.

The BSC provides fingerprint identification services when the automated matching capabilities of DHS’s central repository cannot determine whether two sets of fingerprints match. In addition, the BSC provides latent print identification and biometric watch-list enrollment services to DHS and other government agencies.

The I3 team has experience in biometric examination services, including fingerprint identification, latent print identification comparisons, and biometric data enrollment services.

“Our goal is to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of current operations and future initiatives at the BSC by delivering the best combination of institutional knowledge and biometrics expertise,” said Bob Kocher, president and CEO. “We are confident that with our team, the BSC will be assured of its ability to meet workload demands and accomplish its critical National Security mission.”

With this contract, I3 will support the Biometric Support Centers in San Diego, California and Arlington, Virginia.