Arlington-based Accenture Federal Services has received a five-year contract from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that is potentially worth $250 million.
Under the contract, Accenture would create identity management and credentialing systems to verify the identities of millions of workers at sensitive, secure areas in the U.S. transportation system.
The new system is expected to include an enrollment function, allowing TSA to streamline the credentialing process.
Accenture said many programs currently are used to verify the identities of transportation workers, including airport employees and maritime workers.
This new process eventually will consolidate these programs into one system over time.
The first program to be transitioned will be the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). It is used to secure the nation’s maritime transportation system by using identification such as fingerprints for personnel requiring unescorted access to secure areas of regulated facilities and vessels.
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