Unisys to modernize border security systems

July 19, 2013 at 5:09 PM

BLUE BELL, Pa., July 19 (UPI) -- U.S. border security systems will be operated, managed and enhanced by Unisys Corp. under a contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award from DHS' Border Enforcement and Management Systems Program Office is for a five year period -- one base year of performance and four one-year option periods -- and has a ceiling value of $460 million.

"The award represents new work that significantly builds upon Unisys' success as an industry partner to Customs and Border Protection for more than a decade," the company said.

The Border Enforcement Management Systems Office is part of the Customs and Border Protection's Office of Information and Technology. It is responsible for supporting the design, development, testing, implementation, training and maintenance of CBP information technology systems.

Unisys will modernize BEMS systems and possibly develop new systems to meet evolving border security requirements. Additional details, however, were not given.

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