The Virginia Department of Corrections has signed an agreement with identity firm Track Group to provide electronic monitoring services including GPS monitoring and biometric voice verification for over 16,000 offenders.Under the contract, Track Group will provide solutions based on GPS and biometric voice verification technology designed to monitor over 16,000 offenders and defendants. According to Harold Clarke, Director of the Virginia DOC, “The result will provide increased safety for the community by improving the management of offenders, while enhancing rehabilitation outcomes.”The contract term is six years with a minimum two-year period, plus four oneyear options to extend. The value of the contract is estimated at US$11.3m. Additionally, this contract includes a cooperative purchasing clause that will allow other agencies to procure services without the need to go through a formal bid process.”This is a significant win for us,” said Derek Cassell, Track Group's President of the Americas. “This contract with the Virginia DOC will expand our footprint in the Eastern region of the US and advances our position as a trusted leader in offender electronic monitoring solutions.”