CBP inks analytics services contract
- By Mark Rockwell
- May 13, 2019
Customs and Border Protection awarded a $35 million contract for enterprise business management support services to provide the agency's IT offices with data analytics capabilities that can be used across a variety of mission applications.
The $35.8 million, five-year contract will give its Office of Information and Technology enforcement, trade, and enterprise analytics support services, CBP said in a May 10 statement.
According to the General Services Administration's Federal Procurement Data System, Deloitte Consulting was awarded the contract May 2. CBP 'did not name the vendor in its May 10 announcement.
The contract, according to CBP, will allow agents, officers and higher level strategic decision-makers to generate tailored, actionable data in real time.
"This contract will enable CBP to promote efficiency, effectiveness, drive innovation, and improve governance, compliance, procedures, and operations within the agency," OIT Assistant Commissioner Phillip Landfried said in the CBP statement.
Mark Rockwell is a senior staff writer at FCW, whose beat focuses on acquisition, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy.
Before joining FCW, Rockwell was Washington correspondent for Government Security News, where he covered all aspects of homeland security from IT to detection dogs and border security. Over the last 25 years in Washington as a reporter, editor and correspondent, he has covered an increasingly wide array of high-tech issues for publications like Communications Week, Internet Week, Fiber Optics News, tele.com magazine and Wireless Week.
Rockwell received a Jesse H. Neal Award for his work covering telecommunications issues, and is a graduate of James Madison University.
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