SAIC has been awarded a potential $973 million task order by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to support the agencyâ€™s cornerstone system for identifying travelers and cargo that present a potential security threat, the company reported Tuesday. The award has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year option periods and a six-month optional extension of services.
â€œSAIC is proud of the trust the Department of Homeland Security and CBP have in our teamâ€™s ability to deliver mission-critical, innovative solutions,â€ said Bob Genter, president of the defense and civilian sector at SAIC.
Under the award, SAIC will continue to develop and maintain CBPâ€™s targeting and analysis systems that integrate technologies and data in real-time. The companyâ€™s efforts will enable the CBP workforce to flag shipments and travelers for additional examination and inspection.Â
â€œSAIC will leverage our deep expertise in technologies including cloud, machine learning and AI, and SecDevOps to help CBP achieve its mission of enabling secure trade and travel,â€ Genter added.Â
SAIC will integrate new capabilities, including cloud-based analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), to secure travel and trade, identify high-risk travelers and cargo, and maximize application of the workforce.
SAIC will evolve CBPâ€™s Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate portfolio from a collection of specialized applications to an ecosystem of capabilities and services, utilizing mission-driven agile processes and innovative technologies.
The award for TASPD Information Technology Operations and Maintenance, Upgrades, Updates, Modifications and Enhancements Services task order is made under the General Services Administrationâ€™s Alliant 2 contract.
â€œTASPD is a great example of how CBP has applied advanced technologies that continually deliver new capabilities to this 24x7x365 mission, while remaining responsive to the ever-changing national security landscape,â€ Genter stated.Â