VariQ was awarded a 2 year contract by the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) to provide Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) releases and associated lifecycle support services for compliance with the DHS Acquisition Directive 102/Systems Engineering Lifecycle (SELC) processes to meet OBIM and stakeholder requirements.

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: the Automated Biometric Identification System (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 contract award further strengthens our strong position in the application development market”, said Ben Edson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at VariQ. This competitive win demonstrates that VariQ’s application development capability facilitated by our appraised CMMI Level 3 (Development) methodology continues to be selected as the best solution for both new and existing customers.

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.