VariQ announced today that the U.S. Department of State (DoS) awarded the company a contract with the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs’ Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (INL/WHP) – IT vehicle. This $350M multiple-award unrestricted IDIQ will be used to provide integrated IT solutions to enhance international drug control, develop civilian law enforcement capacity, regional partnerships, and information sharing. DoS INL awarded VariQ one of an anticipated three contracts, which seek to exploit new and existing technologies to build information fusion systems, leveraging advanced biometrics, cloud computing and mobile capabilities, and agile delivery methodologies.

VariQ’s CEO, Ben Edson, commented, “We are honored to have been selected to support the U.S. Department of State with the enhancement of technologies to strengthen transnational criminal interdiction, while furthering partnerships across the Western hemisphere.” Under this contract VariQ will build information fusion systems within Latin America and the Caribbean, which will further VariQ’s support of national security.

With the latest addition of the DoS INL WHP contract, VariQ’s national security portfolio also includes support of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Headquarters, and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). (Visit VariQ’s Case Studies for more information.)

Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, VariQ is a premier provider of Cybersecurity, DevSecOps, and Cloud services to federal, state, and local government. VariQ designs and integrates intelligent solutions in information technology, harnessing advanced methodologies to develop secure and effective systems. For more information about VariQ’s services, click here.