UK Identity and Passport Service and IBM Sign 7-year National Biometric Identity Service (NBIS) Contract…

LONDON, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Identity and Passport Service (IPS), an executive agency of the UK Home Office, have signed a seven-year agreement for IBM to provide a core element of the Government’s plans to upgrade to biometric passports and enhance the security of the UK border.  IBM will also provide a replacement for the UK Border Agency’s (UKBA) Immigration and Asylum Fingerprint System (IAFS) which holds biometrics collected from visa applicants.
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