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ICE notice of intent to award contract to Cellebrite for smartphone hacking technology

  1. Date Announced

    June 24, 2019

    ICE filed a special notice of intent to award a contract worth up to $35 million to Cellebrite (Israeli technology company) for universal forensic extraction devices, accessories licenses, and training and support services. Cellebrite is best known for helping governments access data on locked cell phones. [ID #430]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    June 24, 2019
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Interior
Agencies Affected: CBP ICE

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Daily Beast: ICE Has a New $30M Contract With Israeli Phone Cracking Company Cellebrite

It’s unclear what use ICE will put Cellebrite’s technology to and where it will do so. When The Daily Beast contacted ICE Contracting Officer Tracy Riley for details, Riley said she would “absolutely” not provide more details about the contract.

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