25 May 2018 – The U.S. Department of State (DoS) has awarded Integral Consulting Services, Inc. (Integral) the Next Generation Passport Personalization System contract. This contract requires Integral to implement state-of-the-art Passport Personalization technology comprising of enhanced security features, automated quality checks, and high volume printing. The single-award contract for a base period of one year and four one-year option periods requires Integral to install and manage the NextGen Passport Personalization systems at two passport production centers and 27 passport agencies around the United States. The state-of-the-art solution provides significant security improvements over the production of the current passport books and will produce about 22 million passports annually.
Integral was awarded the contract in September 2017 after a competitive procurement process that included a one-week biometric test in the Washington, D.C. area, and a comprehensive two-week technology demonstration at one of the agency’s two passport production centers. Implementation of the program commenced in February 2018.
Integral is responsible for the overall management of the project, as well as for biometric programming and integration of the advanced printing technology. Integral’s team includes Global Enterprise Technologies Corporation (GET) of Boston, Massachusetts, and IAI Industrial Systems (IAI), a division of Austin, Texas-based HID Global. GET will be responsible for maintaining the passport production machines and IAI will provide laser and production technologies and fully integrated passport printers.
“We are honored to take on this important task for the nation,” Integral President Renu Johri said. “The contract carries immense responsibility and accountability, and we are fully committed to making the NextGen Passport Personalization program a great success to make the State Department proud.”
Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Integral specializes in providing information technology and multimodal biometric solutions, all source intelligence analysis, cybersecurity, and program management services to defense, civilian, and Intelligence Community clients. Integral is committed to delivering the highest quality solutions and services, as evidenced by numerous quality accreditations – ISO 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 27001, and CMMI-DEV/3 and CMMI-SVC/3. Exceptional technical and project management talent, and a passion for innovation, enable Integral to deliver quality solutions that meet or exceed clients’ expectations.
For more information, contact:
Abhai Johri, Executive V.P.
Office: (240) 907-2570