SAIC Wins CBP Task Order

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations agricultural specialists inspect fruit shipments arriving at the Port of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pa., April 16, 2020. CBP photo by Glenn Fawcett

Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations agricultural specialists inspect fruit shipments arriving at the Port of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pa., April 16, 2020. Image: Glenn Fawcett/CBP

Technology integrator Science Applications International Corp. has been awarded a task order worth up to $973 million by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 

Under the task order, SAIC is to continue to operate, maintain and enhance CBP’s cornerstone system for identifying travelers and cargo that could threaten U.S. security. The company will deploy cloud-based analytics and artificial intelligence and machine learning to facilitate legitimate travel and trade, faster pinpoint high-risk travelers and cargo and enable CBP to better use its workforce.

The award for CBP’s Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate, or TASPD, Information Technology Operations and Maintenance, Upgrades, Updates, Modifications and Enhancements Services task order, made under the General Services Administration’s Alliant 2 contract, includes transition, a 1-year base period of performance, four 1-year option periods and a 6-month optional extension of services.

Bob Genter, SAIC

Bob Genter, SAIC president of the Defense and Civilian Sector, said TASPD is one example of how CBP has leveraged advanced technologies that deliver new capabilities to this 24/7, 365-day mission, “while remaining responsive to the ever-changing national security landscape.”

“SAIC will leverage our deep expertise in technologies including cloud, machine learning and AI, and SecDevOps to help CBP achieve its mission of enabling secure trade and travel,” he added. 

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