DHS Taps Raytheon To Modernize Case-Management System

November 15, 2011
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Raytheon is building a modern case-management system for theDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency that will improve information sharing across agencies and allow agents to receive notifications about cases via mobile devices.

Raytheon is developing a Web-based system to replace the existingTreasury Enforcement Communication System (TECS) system, which the ICE and other agencies use to investigate and manage criminal immigration cases. These cases include those having to do with human smuggling or trafficking and terrorism, among others. Agents also use the system to make reports and to collaborate with other agencies on these cases.

Raytheon is not disclosing the financial terms of the contract, which is a five-year effort with four option years, said Ernie Simon, Raytheon’s program manager for the ICE case management modernization program, in an e-mail.

Work on the project began Sept. 27, with initial efforts focusing on delivering core investigative case management and independence from the legacy TECS system, which is built on COBOL code with a mainframe architecture and software that’s facing obsolescence, he said.

via InformationWeek Government, continued here.