U.S. Customs and Border Protection awards SAIC $973M task order
Reston contractor to work on traveler, cargo identification system
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) awarded Reston-based Fortune 500 defense contractor Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) a task order worth up to $973 million to work on the CBP’s system for identifying travelers and cargo that present potential security threats to the U.S., SAIC announced Tuesday.
Under the task order, SAIC will work on CBP’s targeting and analysis systems, which allow CBP officers, analysts and agents to flag shipments and travelers who may need additional examination and inspection.
“SAIC is proud of the trust the Department of Homeland Security and CBP have in our team’s ability to deliver mission-critical, innovative solutions,” Bob Genter, SAIC president of the Defense and Civilian Sector, said in a statement. “[The task order] 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.”
SAIC will use cloud-based analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify high-risk travelers and cargo, according to a company statement.
The task order was awarded through the General Services Administration’s Alliant 2 contract and includes a one-year base period, four one-year option periods and a six-month optional extension.
SAIC employs more than 25,000 people and has pro forma annual revenues of $7.1 billion.