CACI to support US CBP air and marine operations surveillance system

US-based technology firm CACI International (CACI) has secured a task order to upgrade and maintain the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) air and marine operations surveillance system (AMOSS) for a period of four years.

AMOSS is a radar processing system used by the CBP Air and Marine Operations Center for obtaining real-time air and marine surveillance pictures of US borders as well as significant portions of the western hemisphere.

As per the terms of the $34.5m contract, CACI will be responsible for providing new capabilities, software updates, and 24/7 operations and maintenance services for AMOSS.

In addition, the company will continue to offer data analysis and analytics to the Air and Marine Operations Center, as well as evaluate, test, and integrate new technologies into the AMOSS system.

Commenting on the contract, CACI chief operating officer John Mengucci said: “The Air and Marine Operations Center performs a wide range of critical missions, from law enforcement and border protection to disaster response.

“CACI’s expertise in developing sophisticated systems that integrate and display vast amounts of data from disparate sources enables our customers to predict and respond to incidents and threats in powerful new ways.”

AMOSS serves as the command and control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) system capable of integrating data from several radars and sensors.

The data is then used to detect, identify, track and differentiate between normal and suspicious air, ground and marine movement to protect American people and critical infrastructure.

Equipped with a zooming-capable display screen, AMOSS can also track more than 50,000 individual aircraft and watercraft. It also supports the coordination of disaster response, detect illicit trafficking and direct interdiction actions.

The task order has been awarded to CACI under the Department of Homeland Security’s Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading-Edge Solutions II contract vehicle.