VariQ was awarded an 18 month contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) to provide OBIM with major sustainment releases and associated lifecycle artifacts for the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) in compliance with the DHS Acquisition Directive 102/Systems Engineering Life Cycle (SELC) processes.

OBIM is the lead entity with the Department of Homeland Security for biometric data, providing information technology in support of the DHS Strategic Mission. OBIM operates a major automated identification system in support of its mission: IDENT. IDENT supports OBIM in providing information to, and performing analysis services for, decision makers at federal, state, local, and international law enforcement levels, as well as for immigration partners.

“This second OBIM IDENT software development contract award underscores our strong position in the application development market,” said Ben Edson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at VariQ.

VariQ is an agile IT and cyber-security services company that helps its customers meet the challenges of a continuously evolving technology landscape with innovative solutions. VariQ holds prime contracts with DHS, FAA, GSA, Navy, SPAWAR, NIH, CFPB, IRS, USDA, FERMI, and other customers.