Monday, 11 August 2014 00:00

SDI Partners with Immigration and Customs Enforcement

SDI is the first company in our part of the state to become a full IMAGE member, of only 250 companies nationwide, putting it in unique territory.

(via AL.com) HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – System Dynamics International in Research Park handles some sensitive information. CEO Pamela White explains, “We’re involved in all aspects of UAV’s, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, otherwise known today as drones.” So it makes sense for them to work hand in hand with the Department of Homeland Security. They’ve worked for a two years to get a partnership with ICE, or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, worked out. IMAGE – the ICE Mutual Agreement Between Government and Employers – requires a little extra paperwork to ensure all workers receive proper verification. It puts SDI in unique territory. Special Agent Raymond Parmer notes, “There are about 250 around the country who have become full IMAGE members.” They’re one of only a handful of Alabama companies, and they’re the first in our part of the state. Having the extra assurance lets ICE focus on other companies. They hope other Research Park firms will follow suit, because it makes their job easier. Parmer explains, “I think so. I think the more exposure that the program gets, the more that sign up, I think it’s a self-perpetuating success story. I think the more people learn and the more exposure we get like this, the more participation I think we’ll get in the program.”