Unisys wins US Customs contract for cargo security system

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has selected Unisys to develop, operate and manage systems used for risk assessments of cargo entering the country by the agency’s Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate (TASPD).
The Unisys solution deploys new capabilities such as big data analytics, cloud and biometrics to help CBP officers and agents automatically identify which shipments present a low risk appropriate for “low touch” automated clearance and those that present a higher risk requiring additional investigation or inspection.
This process allows CBP to avoid clearance delays by focusing resources on inspecting and analysing high-risk cargo.
The deal spans five and a half years and features a six-month base period followed by 10 six-month option periods.
“Border security continues to be a priority for the country, and our work on TASPD is a positive illustration of how technology can be applied to assess risk related to the millions of cargo and travelers entering and exiting the country each day,” said Amy Rall, group vice president for homeland security and critical infrastructure, Unisys Federal.
“Unisys is extremely pleased and proud to have the opportunity to continue our partnership with the TASPD organisation and to help secure the nation’s supply chain and support CBP’s layered defense strategy for international cargo and passengers."

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