U.S. Customs and Border Protection Awards Support Service Contract
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded a task order off its Enterprise Business Management Support Services Blanket Purchase Agreement to provide enforcement, trade, and enterprise analytics support services to the Office of Information and Technology (OIT).
The contract is for $35.8 million for a five year period.
Within CBP, OIT develops and provides technology services and solutions for the organization. OIT’s current efforts are focused on modernizing an aging infrastructure and developing innovative tools that support frontline employees, operating in a nimble fashion to respond to mission needs, improving system uptime and reliability, and using data to identify emerging threats.
OIT has defined and organized the IT Modernization effort around the following focus areas; Application Development & Mobility, Cloud & Infrastructure, Data & Analytics, and Resiliency & Recovery. This contract will help drive a data and analytics capability for CBP where agents and officers not only easily access data, but will also extract value from, visualize, and communicate tailored, meaningful and actionable information to both operators and strategic decision makers in real time.
“The support services for the implementation of an enterprise analytics strategy provided by this contract will enable CBP to promote efficiency, effectiveness, drive innovation, and improve governance, compliance, procedures, and operations within the agency,” said OIT Assistant Commissioner Phillip Landfried.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.