Department of Homeland Security Selects Identix Biometric Live Scan Systems

Sunday 12 October 2003 13:05 CET | News

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has placed an initial order for Identix TouchPrint 3500LC Live Scan Booking Stations.

The order is valued in excess of $2.3 million and was issued under the multi-million dollar Blanket Purchase Agreement awarded to Identix last week to provide biometric live scan systems and services for the Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), as well as to fulfill DHS live scan requirements in other DHS Bureaus. The initial live scan systems are intended to begin to upgrade and augment existing systems for CIS at its more than 130 Application Support Centers located throughout the United States and the U.S. territories of Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. CIS uses Live Scan electronic fingerprint scanning systems to digitally capture and electronically submit applicant fingerprint images to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The fingerprints are used to conduct criminal background checks prior to the CIS making a determination whether to grant immigration benefits to applicants.

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