IDEMIA Identity and Security (I&S) North America, a provider of biometrics and secure identity solutions, has announced it has been awarded a contract by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for its Credential Authentication Technology (CAT).
According to the company, the contract ceiling is $128 million with a period of performance over seven years.
CAT is utilized by the TSA to ensure ID authentication and confirm boarding pass and Secure Flight pre-screening status at the airport security checkpoint. CAT provides enhanced fraudulent ID detection capabilities while confirming the identity and flight information of travelers and is currently being utilized at approximately 200 airport locations in the US.
The company says that next-generation CAT, CAT 2, enhances security screening and enables a touchless experience through biometric technology that includes face match and acceptance of digital identity credentials, like Mobile ID.
“CAT is one of the most innovative programs we have worked on at IDEMIA and we are proud to continue building robust identity validation and verification technologies for our partners at TSA, supporting our Homeland’s security mission,” said Donnie Scott, CEO, IDEMIA I&S North America.
“The CAT program is setting the standard for us in our public private partnerships across government. Earlier this year we delivered our 2,054th CAT unit to the TSA, a milestone truly representing our team’s hard work, dedication and subject matter expertise in identity and security.”