PLANO, TX – Feb. 8, 2017 – NTT DATA, Inc., a recognized leader in global IT services, today announced the company has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM). NTT DATA will provide OBIM with independent system level testing support and quality assurance services over the course of the multi-year, $8 million contract. NTT DATA will work with OBIM to sustain operations of its legacy system, the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT), while introducing agile methodologies designed to assist with implementation of the Department’s new Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) .

OBIM provides advanced biometric identification, information sharing and analysis to authorized frontline decision makers so they are able to accurately identify the people they encounter and assess whether they pose a risk to the United States. NTT DATA will provide verification and validation for information technology products and services for OBIM.

“Modernizing legacy infrastructure and applications systems is mission critical to public sector clients. We appreciate OBIM’s confidence in our ability to help manage its transition from IDENT to HART,” said Tim Conway, president, public sector, NTT DATA. “We plan to deliver as promised – secure, reliable data across the OBIM enterprise.”

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NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, application, infrastructure and business process services.

NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune Global 100.

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