US Army Biometrics: Who’s the BOSS-U?

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(click to view full) Biometrics is a key weapon of war these days, in addition to its uses as a defensive system. That’s the new reality described in “Biometrics Shifting from Defensive to Offensive Uses in Iraq” with help from firms like SAIC. Governments like umbrella “multiple award” contracts that let them deal with specific areas on set terms. It cuts administrative overhead costs, creates known pools of familiar competitors, and shortens the gap between requests and service. Hence the US Army’s recent announcement of their $497 million Biometrics Operations and Support Services Unrestricted (BOSS-U) multiple award contract awards, run by the Information Technology, E-commerce and Commercial Contracting Center (ITEC4) on behalf of the Biometrics Task Force. The opportunity was initially announced on May 23/08, and proposals from 12 offerors were received by the closing date of Aug 18/08. The winners were announced in late December 2008, and include: * American Systems Corporation (W91QUZ-09-D-0030) * Booz Allen Hamilton (W91QUZ-09-D-0027) * CACI (W91QUZ-09-D-0025) * Cogent (W91QUZ-09-D-0028) * Computer Sciences Corporation – CSC (W91QUZ-09-D-0033) * Electronic Data Systems – HP’s EDS (now , W91QUZ-09-D-0036) * Ideal Innovations – i3 (W91QUZ-09-D-0032) * Lockheed Martin (W91QUZ-09-D-0034). Release. * Northrop Grumman (W91QUZ-09-D-0031) * Raytheon Company […]

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