U.S. Customs and Border Protection Awards Contract to Unisys

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), selected Unisys to develop, operate and manage systems used for risk assessments of people and cargo entering the U.S. by the agency’s Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate (TASPD).

The Unisys solution quickly deploys new capabilities like big data analytics, cloud and biometrics to help CBP officers and agents automatically identify which shipments or travellers 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 travellers and cargo.