A government contractor that provides computer and IT services to US immigration authorities and other federal agencies
CACI International Inc is a U.S.-based information technology (IT) government contractor that provides a wide array of technological services to multiple branches of the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the company has 136 offices in 30 U.S. states as well as 17 offices in five other countries. As of 2021, CACI is one of Fortune 500's 1,000 largest companies, with 22,900 employees in the U.S., U.K., and the Netherlands. In 2020, it reported a revenue of $5.56 billion. The U.S. government accounted for 95.6% of the company's 2020 sales, with 69.9% attributed to the Department of Defense (DOD).
CACI holds a $1.1 billion contract with Customs and Border Protection (CBP), spanning 2019 to 2026, for its "Border Enforcement Applications for Government Leading-Edge Information Technology" (BEAGLE). This contract is designed to upgrade IT software across all of CBP's operations, including its revenue collection system and mobile applications. BEAGLE is reportedly the successor to CBP's "Border Enforcement Management Systems" (BEMS), which powered back office CBP systems, including the agency's public website, financial management software, and "applications that track and record border activity."
In addition, from 2016 to 2021, CACI held a $104 million contract to provide tactical communications and maintenance support services to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE awarded CACI another $28 million contract to provide it with telecommunications support until January 2024. This is part of a wider contract with other government agencies for Tactical Communications Equipment and Services, including land mobile radio engineers and two-way radios.
CACI also holds a $96 million contract, spanning 2020 to 2025, providing analytics to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), ICE's investigative arm. An important part of its business, CACI's analytics services allow government agencies to analyze data and improve their data visualization solutions.
Torture at Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq
Between August 2003 and March 2004, CACI was awarded, through an existing IT contract with DOD, 11 task orders valued at over $66 million to provide interrogation, screening, intelligence-related, and logistics support services at U.S. military prisons in Iraq, including Abu Ghraib.
In June 2008, Iraqi citizens filed a civil action against CACI International, former CACI employee Timothy Duggan, and L-3 Services Inc (now Engility Corporation), another government contractor, alleging that they were tortured while detained at Abu Ghraib. According to the lawsuit, Al Shimari v. CACI, CACI employees "instigated, directed, participated in, encouraged, and aided and abetted" torture at the prison, subjecting Al Shimari and other jailed individuals to electric shocks, sexual assault, being stripped and kept naked, sensory deprivation, mock executions, broken bones, deprivation of oxygen, food, and water, and more. On June 28, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear CACI's appeal of a lower court's 2019 decision that favored the plaintiffs. As of September 2021, the case is still ongoing.
CACI was also implicated in a second lawsuit, Saleh v. Titan Corp., in which it was sued along with Titan Corporation/L-3 Services (now Engility Corporation) and U.S. government personnel for violating international, federal, and state law by participating in a torture conspiracy at U.S. military prisons in Iraq, including Abu Ghraib. The case was dismissed by the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 2009. In 2011, the Supreme Court denied the Plaintiffs' appeal, thereby ending the case.