Departamento de Defensa otorgó contrato para proyecto de biometría

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 9 November 2004. Computer Sciences Corporation announced today that it has won a four-year, $52 million contract to support U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Biometrics.
Under the terms of the contract, CSC will provide the DoD Biometrics Fusion Center (BFC) with technical support, including product evaluations; biometric technology and application research; standards requirements and conformance testing; program management; and educational outreach.
«This contract underscores CSC’s extensive experience with security and advanced identity management,» said Chris Steinbach, vice president of CSC’s Global Security Solutions organization. «Our ongoing and new work with the Department of Defense is a testament to CSC’s ability to leverage our global strengths and best practices to deliver business and operational results. We look forward to facilitating the acceptance and integration of biometrics into the greater culture of national defense and helping the Biometrics Fusion Center achieve its mission objectives.»
Teaming with CSC are several West Virginia small businesses, including Azimuth Inc., New-Bold Enterprises Inc., Galaxy Global Inc. and TMC, all of Fairmont; Ideal Innovations Inc., Arlington, Va.; and Galaxy Scientific Corporation, Egg Harbor Township, N.J. Also on the CSC team are West Virginia University, Morgantown, and West Virginia High Tech Foundation, Fairmont.
Based in Clarksburg, W. Va., the BFC is the test and evaluation facility for the DoD Biometrics Management Office. The core functions of the BFC are to test and evaluate biometric products, conduct market research, maintain data center operations, and support the DoD in the implementation of biometrics. Biometrics is the field of technology devoted to identification of individuals using biological traits, such as those based on iris scanning, fingerprints, face recognition, etc.
Founded in 1959, Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global information technology (IT) services company. CSC’s mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology.
With approximately 90,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC’s own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $14.9 billion for the 12 months ended July 2, 2004. For more information, see www.csc.com.

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