A company called Leidos provides scientific, engineering and systems integration services to the U.S. government. Its mission is to provide technical solutions for the defense and health sectors. The firm is the largest private contractor to the Department of Defense. Its main customers include the FBI and the NSA. The company has offices around the world. Its headquarters is located in Arlington, Virginia. The headquarters are open to the public. Its board of directors includes former NSA executives and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
Founded in 1897, Leidos employs over 39,000 employees across 36 countries. The company’s revenues total $12 billion and 87% of its revenue is derived from government contracts. The company was awarded $46.5 billion in government contracts from 2013 to 2021. Of that amount, 40% came from the Department of Defense and 3.5 billion went to the Department of Homeland Security. Among the company’s other businesses, Leidos also develops bespoke software and manages IT services.
One of Leidos’ main contracts is with CBP. The company provides CBP with biometric traveler identification systems. The company’s software and equipment help screen over a million passengers and a quarter million vehicles daily. The system has a database of 346 million individuals, and the data from the systems is shared with 20 federal agencies. This software allows immigration authorities to scan over 10,000 travel documents per minute, which is important in the safety and security of U.S. citizens.