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Excella Awarded Analytics Contract to Help USCIS Identify Fraud

Cutting edge data analytics and DevOps services will support the agency’s IT system delivery and better identify immigration fraud.

Arlington, Virginia – Excella, a pioneer in Agile technology solutions in the D.C. area, today announced a $49.5 million contract award to support the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate. The Risk and Fraud Analytics and Development, Security and Operations (DevSecOps) (RFAD) project is a three-year engagement that will leverage advance data and analytics, Agile and DevSecOps to identify and mitigate immigration fraud.

“Excella is proud and excited for this opportunity to provide Agile analytics tools to USCIS’s RFAD program. This is a significant step forward for Excella and our partnership with DHS to enhance USCIS data capacity across the board, helping the agency better meet its mission and serve its millions of customers,” said Dave Neumann, Partner at Excella. “This is a terrific opportunity to expand our work to create modern digital experiences with great federal partners like DHS.”

The Excella team will provide data science expertise, along with machine learning algorithms, natural language processing and DevSecOps processes to support RFAD. The program will use a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) approach to adopt cutting-edge best practices for USCIS Information Technology (IT) delivery. Excella’s experts will provide data analytics capacity and the ability to perform fraud detection, monitoring and compliance, and fix data by leveraging new tools in a Big Data Analytics Platform for USCIS.

Building on their experience providing Agile engineering, DevSecOps, and open source tools Excella has a growing track record of delivering successful solutions for federal partners including: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Census Bureau, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). The Excella team was also recently awarded a prime spot on the $300M DHS Services for Enabling Agile Delivery (SEAD) Blanket Purchase Agreement this summer.

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