DHS announced it has contracted California-based Computer Sciences Corp. for information-technology support. Under the $53 million contract CSC will provide desk support, systems training and security and strategic business system planning among other business intelligence analysis support services for USCIS.
USCIS announced that it has selected a team that includes Northrop Grumman Corporation to provide large operations management services at the USCIS California and Vermont service centers. The three-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract has a total ceiling value of $225 million to the team, on which Northrop Grumman will be a subcontractor to Stanley, Inc.
A $357 million contract from USCIS went to Northrop Grumman to continue providing biometric capture services in support of U.S. citizenship applications and green card renewals. Biometric capture services involve electronic scanning and recording of fingerprints, and photograph and signature collection, for identification purposes. Under Northrop Grumman’s management of the biometric program, USCIS has reduced its fingerprint rejection rate from 20 to 1.5 percent.
A $225 million contract supporting USCIS Service Center Operations in Nebraska and Texas went to SI International. The company also supports USCIS Office of Records services with the tracking and accounting of more than 62 million immigration files.