CBP Partners with DHS S&T and Tech Start-up to Enhance Global Travel Assessment System
Cambridge start-up receives contract to improve advanced passenger data screening and targeting technology
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today a $162,302 award to Tamr to build additional capability into U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Global Travel Assessment System (GTAS). Tamr is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup with expertise in large-scale data analytics and machine learning algorithms.
The company becomes the sixth to join the DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) portfolio under the
“CBP’s mission is to facilitate lawful travel to the United States while maintaining border security in the face of ever-changing public health, terrorist, and other threats,” said CBP Deputy Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan.
GTAS is an open source project
“Strong data analytics are the backbone to seamless security,” said DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reginald Brothers. “Joining forces to educate the nation’s innovators on our problem sets has helped the Department access operational solutions that were once difficult to reach.”