Army looks to bridge biometrics contract

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WHAT: A sole-source extension for Northrop Grumman to supply an unspecified Army organization with a biometrics capability.

WHY: Since 2007, Northrop Grumman has provided a biometrics database capability to the Army, and according to contracting documents, it is the only vendor with the ability to maintain the function while another contract is being developed.

The 12-month, $19.5 million bridge task order will cover systems engineering and technical assistance services for an Army user whose identity, location and exact application are redacted in the document.

The company is responsible for executing the system life cycle management responsibilities for the Army's enterprise biometrics solution for ingesting, storing, processing, matching, sharing and managing national biometric resources for adversary and neutral/unknown/non-aligned population groups across the full range of military operations.

Under the task order, Northrop Grumman will provide systems engineering and technical assistance services to the unidentified user until the end of February 2017, when a competitive procurement is expected to be awarded via the General Services Administration’s Alliant governmentwide acquisition contract.

Click here to read the contracting documents.

Posted by Mark Rockwell on Mar 02, 2016 at 1:08 PM


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