Citizant wins $5M data management support task for DHS ICE
Citizant, based in Chantilly, VA, announced on July 19 that it has been awarded the Data Management Support Services project with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The 4-year, $5-million task order, awarded under the DHS EAGLE II contract vehicle, will support ICE’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) Technology Transformation Office/Data Management Branch.
ICE enforces federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety. ICE’s mission fulfillment depends on the degree to which its data about Enforcement and Removal Operations and Homeland Security Investigations is visible, understandable, consistent, complete and interoperable. Citizant will maintain ICE’s enterprise data architecture, improve meta-data quality, and sustain data sharing with external partners.
“ICE has an increasingly urgent and complex operating environment that requires strong data quality and governance protocols,” said Alba Alemán, CEO of Citizant. “Citizant’s long history with enterprise data management and information sharing initiatives at DHS and its components enables us to engage quickly with an enterprise view and help improve the quality and accessibility of immigration-related data. We look forward to introducing best practices from other government, commercial, and academic entities, such as MIT’s Information Quality and Chief Data Officer community, with which Citizant has a long-term, strategic partnership.”