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Leidos Migrates Department of Defense Biometric System to the Cloud

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Leidos Migrates Department of Defense Biometric System to the Cloud

Leidos has completed the migration of the Department of Defense’s Automated Biometrics Information System to an Amazon Web Services cloud environment under the Biometrics Enabling Capability, Increment 1 contract.

Moving the ABIS to the cloud is the first step to securing fully automated biometrics capabilities and delivering increased system availability and performance to users worldwide, Leidos said in a press release.

A request for information issued in 2020 for the ABIS full transition to the cloud stated that the biometrics information system was designed to prevent espionage, sabotage, terrorist operations and other coercive actions against the United States, its military and partner nations.

According to a MeriTalk report, the ABIS previously operated using an on-premise operational environment and Amazon Web Services’ Impact Level 5 cloud-based Disaster Recovery System.

As part of the BEC-1 contract work, Leidos upgraded the Biometrically Enabled Watch List Dissemination Management Functionality, a capability that reduces the time needed to process biometric data using ABIS.

Leidos developed the BDMF capability in partnership with the Army Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors and the Defense Forensics Science Center Biometrics Operations Division. The company received the Best Technical Advancement award at the 2022 Federal Identity Forum & Exposition, recognizing its contribution to BDMF.

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