2014 Report details for project: Immigration and Asylum Biometric System (IABS)

Project name: Immigration and Asylum Biometric System (IABS) - there are 2 reports for this project: 2013, 2014
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Organisation: HO (D16) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: IABS built a central biometric capability to replace the Immigration and Asylum Fingerprint System (IAFS). IABS was required because the IAFS legacy system was 10 years old and running out of capacity. IABS went live on 27 February 2012 and is fully operational. A subsequent release, in April 2013, supported biometric verification with higher availability and greater resilience, and enabled the capability to hold fingerprint and facial watch-lists.
DCA (RAG): Green
DCA text: The Immigration and Asylum Biometric System (IABS) system was successfully delivered on 27 February 2012, it is operational and has replaced IAFS as the former UKBA’s biometric system. The programme also delivered the required capability for biometrics capture for Games Family Members at the 2012 Games. IABS project also delivered the Strategic Biometric Verification solution and Watch list Core functionality in April 2013. This capacity will Support Biometric Verification with higher availability and greater resilience. It will also add additional dedicated software and hardware to provide resilience and improved response speed. A final review of the project concluded that IABS has been delivered successfully and is functioning to users’ full satisfaction. The business case has been achieved and the benefits are being realised.
Start date: 2006-10-01
End date: 2012-12-31
Schedule text: The project was extended beyond its scheduled closure to provide additional capability beyond the agreed scope. A final review of the programme concluded that IABS has been delivered successfully and is functioning to users’ full satisfaction. The business case has been achieved and the benefits are being realised. The programme is now closed.
Baseline: £20.89m
Forecast: £21.61m
Variance: 3.44%
Variance text: The project is within agreed tolerance.
Whole Life Cost: £368.49m
WLCost text: The whole life forecast costs for IABS are within the approved programme envelope.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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