Leidos advances Department of Defense biometrics to the cloud
RESTON, Va. (September 6, 2023) – Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, recently completed full cloud deployment of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Automated Biometrics Information System (ABIS). This is the first step and a key enabling milestone to securing fully automated biometrics capabilities in the cloud, delivering increased system availability and performance to stakeholders globally. This work was performed through the Biometrics Enabling Capability, Increment One (BEC-1) contract.
“We’re excited to announce this key milestone leading the DoD to a new stage of efficiency in the biometrics mission space,” said Will Johnson, Leidos senior vice president and Logistics and Mission Support operations manager. “By securing this data in the cloud we have a solid foundation to deploy future increments and reduce reliance on traditional computing services. Leidos will continue this work while retaining the resiliency necessary to support our warfighters and stakeholders globally.”
Under the BEC-1 contract, Leidos uses advanced engineering to integrate and deliver cutting-edge cloud technologies and multiple biometric matching modalities. This enables the platform to manage the U.S. Army’s authoritative system for biometrics data. Leidos improved the efficiency of the Biometrically Enabled Watch List Dissemination Management Functionality (BDMF), which decreased the time required to process biometric data from days to hours.
This capability was called a “game changer” by the customer when the team, including Leidos, was recently recognized with the Best Technical Advancement award at the 2022 Federal Identity Forum & Exposition.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 46,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. For more information, visit www.leidos.com.