William Searcy, a two-decade FBI veteran and a former head of information technology programs at the bureau, has joined Unisys Corp. (NYSE: UIS) to lead the technology services company’s new justice, law enforcement and border security initiative.
Unisys said Thursday Searcy will help oversee the Blue Bell, Pa.-based company’s technologies designed for agencies in the law enforcement arena to process public safety investigations and border traffic, as well as to transition information technology infrastructures into cloud computing environments.
Searcy will also work on Unisys’ efforts to help agencies apply predictive data analytics to law enforcement and border security missions.
Prior to Unisys, Searcy served as deputy assistant director of the FBI’s IT infrastructure division, is also a former section chief for the data acquisition/intercept section at the bureau’s operational technology division and section chief of the IT engineering division’s enterprise engineering section.
He was also a liaison to the CIA from the FBI’s science and technology branch.
“His experience as a law enforcement professional, his ability to collaborate and his technology expertise will help Unisys bring our solutions for law enforcement and border security to government clients, ” said PV Puvvada, president of Unisys’ federal business.
“(Searcy’s) insights will significantly benefit our clients around the world in addressing important initiatives such as digital policing and counter-terrorism, ” said Mark Foreman, global public sector head at Unisys.
Searcy will collaborate with both Puvvada and Foreman at the company.
Unisys said Searcy will lead a law enforcement technology portfolio that includes a risk assessment and data analytics system used by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, a vehicle and pedestrian processing technology used at U.S. land border crossings, an application framework used by justice agencies in the U.K., a development framework used in civil biometric identification systems and a digital facial recognition system adopted by police in Australia.