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FBI plans Amazon cloud for developers

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WHAT: The FBI's development team is planning a move to Amazon's public cloud.

WHY: The Operational Technology Division at the FBI is the in-house development arm that designs and builds products that augment the ability of the FBI to analyze intelligence, evaluate evidence, conduct digital forensics, perform surveillance, and communicate. The Quantico-Va. based division is looking for an Amazon public cloud product to host its development, testing, and production of FBI tools, according to a recent request for proposals.

The FBI is looking for an unclassified system that conforms to the FISMA-moderate security level. An attached statement of work specifies the storage and processing requirements for the development, testing, and production environments. The contractor is expected to provide training to system administrators and developers. A recent request for proposals specifies that only Amazon resellers need respond. A cost-plus fixed fee contract with a base of one year and four option years is expected to be awarded in August.

Click here to read the RFP.

About the Author

Adam Mazmanian is executive editor of FCW.

Before joining the editing team, Mazmanian was an FCW staff writer covering Congress, government-wide technology policy, health IT and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to joining FCW, Mr. Mazmanian was technology correspondent for National Journal and served in a variety of editorial roles at B2B news service SmartBrief. Mazmanian started his career as an arts reporter and critic, and has contributed reviews and articles to the Washington Post, the Washington City Paper, Newsday, Architect magazine, and other publications. He was an editorial assistant and staff writer at the now-defunct New York Press and arts editor at the About.com online network in the 1990s, and was a weekly contributor of music and film reviews to the Washington Times from 2007 to 2014.

Click here for previous articles by Mazmanian. Connect with him on Twitter at @thisismaz.


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