RESTON, Va., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has contracted Raytheon to support enhancements in biometrics infrastructure and capabilities as part of a Defense Department initiative.
U.S. company Raytheon was awarded the contract from the Army Biometrics Task Force. Under the Army's $497 million Biometrics Operations and Support Services-Unrestricted, Raytheon will provide biometric defense capabilities.
Officials say Raytheon will support the BOSS-U deal by enhancing biometric infrastructure and architecture along with overall biometric capabilities.
"As a proven worldwide leader in biometrics, Raytheon has delivered cutting-edge technology that has significantly enhanced our customers' capabilities," Guy Swope, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems chief biometrics architect, said in a statement.
"We have a solid combination of program experience, research and development ability and technical talent to provide mission-critical biometrics solutions."