FBI Vet to Head New Unisys Initiative

FBI Vet to Head New Unisys InitiativeGlobal IT solutions provider Unisys has launched a new Justice, Law Enforcement and Border Security Initiative, and has appointed a 20-year FBI veteran to lead it, the company has announced.

The initiative is aimed at helping governments around the world in several areas, including border traffic processing, cloud-based IT infrastructure setup, public safety consulting, and using big data for law enforcement and border security. Among the specific solutions on offer are its LEIDA (Library of Electronic ID Artifacts) biometric identification framework, its Unisys Secure Image Management Solution based on facial recognition, and its Unisys Automated Targeting System, a data analytics platform used by the US Customs and Border Protection agency.

The FBI vet leading the initiative is William Searcy III, who most recently worked as the Deputy Assistant Director and also the Interim Assistant Director for the Bureau’s IT Infrastructure Division. According to Unisys, he also worked as the FBI Science and Technology Branch liaison to the CIA, attaining the latter’s Meritorious Unit Citation in the process.

Given Searcy’s experience in these areas, together with Unisys’s experience working with major government security interests, the company’s Justice, Law Enforcement and Border Security Initiative could bring in some major contracts in the future.

March 4, 2016 – by Alex Perala