Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] on Tuesday said it won a potential $973 million task order from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue operating and maintaining a targeting and analysis system used by the agency to identity threats posed by travelers and cargos entering the U.S.

The incumbent contractor for the Targeting and Analysis Systems Programs Directorate (TASPD) information technology operations, maintenance and upgrades task order was Unisys Federal, which SAIC acquired earlier this year from Unisys [UIS].

The TASPD uses data to enable CBP officers and analysts to flag shipments and travelers for additional inspections. SAIC said it will add new capabilities under the task order including cloud-based analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to identify risky travelers and cargo while facilitating legitimate travel and trade.

“TASPD is a great example of how CBP has applied advanced technologies that continually deliver new capabilities to this 24x7x365 mission, while remaining responsive to the ever-changing national security landscape,” Bob Genter, president of SAIC’s Defense and Civilian Sector, said in a statement. “SAIC will leverage our deep expertise in technologies including cloud, machine learning and AI, and SecDevOps to help CBP achieve its mission of enabling secure trade and travel.”

The award, which was made in September under the General Services Administration’s Alliant 2 contracting vehicle, has a transition period, a one-year base period, four one-year options, and a six-month option.