Department of State to award sole source facial recognition contract

FedScoop: The U.S. Department of State has decided that, when it comes to the facial recognition processing of applications for U.S. passports, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

State’s Consular Affairs office announced its intention to issue a new sole source contract to incumbent facial recognition software provider IDEMIA this week. The contract, of an unspecified but “fair and reasonable” amount, sets a one-year base period with the option for four one-year extensions.

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