Perspecta has been awarded a 2-year Other Transaction Agreement from the Defense Security Service and Defense Information Systems Agency to support the modernization of the National Background Investigation Service.
The deal has a potential ceiling of $75 million, and the intention of the program is to make the Defense Department’s personnel security clearance process faster, scalable and more secure. Under the OTA, Perspecta will update and rebuild DOD’s personnel security vetting and adjudication technology equipment by combining commercial off-the-shelf solutions with its data analytics capabilities and expertise in big data, cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
“Perspecta is a leading DoD mission partner in supporting the development of a trusted workforce model that can meet evolving national security demands and better support the dedicated personnel involved in background investigations and adjudication,” said Mac Curtis, president and CEO of Perspecta.
The goal of the OTA is to deliver a more agile process to support the needs of the Defense Security Service. And to do so, Perspecta is partnering with Torch Research, LLC; C3.ai; Pegasystems, Inc.; CA Technologies; Accenture Federal Services, LLC; Prime Technical Services, Inc.; and Next Tier Concepts, Inc.
“We applaud DoD’s efforts to drive bold, transformational change in technology and will provide an unmatched combination of proven innovation and intellectual property (IP), scalable agile development/security/operations (DevSecOps) expertise and intimate knowledge of the security clearance vetting process to our DSS customer,” Curtis added.