McLean, Va.-based TWD & Associates Inc. (TWD) announced Nov. 3 that the company has been awarded a 54-month Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) Joint Engineering Teams-Sustainment (JETS) prime task order through the DHS EAGLE II contract vehicle. The task order, valued at $98.8 million, aims to provide agile development and maintenance capabilities to help sustain the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Records System Portfolio.
“This project will provide USCIS technical resources to help them continue successfully fulfilling their mission, ensure that their records are properly documented and improve efficiencies in their operations and applications by leveraging agile development processes,” TWD President and CEO Larry Besterman said. “We are proud to be providing USCIS with the confidence that their legacy systems and applications will continue to operate securely and effectively.”
TWD and its sub-contractor team – including Calibre Systems Inc. (CALIBRE) and General Dynamics Mission Systems – will aim to reduce development costs, coding errors and usability concerns for USCIS by utilizing Scrum, Lean and other agile processes in the development and maintenance of applications to improve USCIS records applications. Specific support areas include code maintenance, operational maintenance, user interface services and security services.
“TWD’s support of USCIS JETS will enable the agency to make better use of its existing platforms while setting a path forward for future infrastructure upgrades and requirements,” Besterman said.