FBI picks DynCorp for Trilogy

The FBI announced today that it has selected DynCorp to spearhead its Trilogy program, a three-year plan to upgrade the bureau's information technology infrastructure.

The contract has a value of more than $51 million in the first year, FBI officials said. About $100 million has been collected for the program from previous funding approvals, and the Bush administration has requested a $75 million increase for the program — to $95 million — for fiscal 2002.

The contract will provide for the upgrade of the FBI's worldwide IT networks, computer systems and selected software applications, officials said. The upgraded technology will make use of commercial equipment and a new enterprise management system.

"FBI special agents and support personnel in field offices will be the first to receive installation of the new technology," FBI Director Louis Freeh said in a statement. "The FBI will continue to place program emphasis on delivery of the equipment to the field as soon as possible."

The FBI says that Trilogy, previously called the Information Sharing Initiative and, most recently, eFBI, will save the bureau time, money and manpower through the use of enterprise management systems. It will also improve security of data.

The contract was awarded by the FBI and the General Services Administration's Federal Systems Information and Management Center.

A contractor for Trilogy's user applications is expected to be made in the coming weeks, FBI officials said.

About the Author

Christopher J. Dorobek is the co-anchor of Federal News Radio’s afternoon drive program, The Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris, and the founder, publisher and editor of the DorobekInsider.com, a leading blog for the Federal IT community.

Dorobek joined Federal News Radio in 2008 with 16 years of experience covering government issues with an emphasis on government information technology. Prior to joining Federal News Radio, Dorobek was editor-in-chief of Federal Computer Week, the leading news magazine for government IT decision-makers and the flagship of the 1105 Government Information Group portfolio of publications. As editor-in-chief, Dorobek served as a member of the senior leadership team at 1105 Government Information Group, providing daily editorial direction and management for FCW magazine, FCW.com, Government Health IT and its other editorial products.

Dorobek joined FCW in 2001 as a senior reporter and assumed increasing responsibilities, becoming managing editor and executive editor before being named editor-in-chief in 2006. Prior to joining FCW, Dorobek was a technology reporter at PlanetGov.com, one of the first online community centers for current and former government employees. He also spent five years at Government Computer News, another leading industry publication, covering a variety of federal IT-related issues.

Dorobek is a frequent speaker on issues involving the government IT industry, and has appeared as a frequent contributor to NewsChannel 8’s Federal News Today program. He began his career as a reporter at the Foster’s Daily Democrat, a daily newspaper in Dover, N.H. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He lives in Washington, DC.


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