Identix gets $27 million deal with DHS

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, October 9, 2003

October 9, 2003

MINNETONKA, Minn. - The Department of Homeland Security recently awarded a five-year blanket purchase agreement to Identix Inc. for its TouchPrint 3000 biometric booking stations and desktop systems.

Under the agreement, which has an initial cost estimate of $27 million, Identix will provide the systems to the Citizenship and Immigration Services, as well as other select DHS departments.

CIS will use the systems at its 130 application support centers across the country. The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection will also use the technology at ports of entry and other border enforcement locations.

Joseph Atick, president and chief executive officer of Identix, said the agreement has the potential to grow into a more widespread deployment worldwide.

“We see this award as an excellent example of how our biometric components, systems and platforms can be utilized as key components for large-scale national and international identification and verification programs,” Atick said.