GTSI Corp, an information technology systems integrator, has announced that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Defense that will see the company provide Army personnel with mobile biometric solutions enabling them to better identify persons of interest in the field.
The contract, called the Biometric Automated Toolset – Army contract, is valued at $159 million and spans a 16-month period.
The devices that GTSI will be providing are the result of a partnership struck between themselves and biometric technology developer Cross Match Technologies, who develops portable, rugged multi-modal biometric systems that fit the exact needs of the Army’s field operations.
The solution from Cross Match and GTSI, called BAT-A, includes an enrollment devices consisting of the mobile biometric data collection device as well as a laptop to manage enrollment, identity verification and detection. Additional items included in each shipment are mobile devices for field collection, storage and uploading of biometric data and a system of servers for storing all the collected data.