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FBI Wants to Store Criminal Justice Data in the Cloud

CloudThe FBI plans to transition its criminal records and biometric information to a cloud environment in an effort to automate searches of data, Nextgov reported Monday.

Aliya Sternstein writes the FBI issued a request for information on Friday to seek industry responses on Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program-compliant commercial cloud services.

The agency will accept proposals only from Amazon Web Services resellers, according to the report.

The FBI wants a remote data center with 1 petabyte of data storage capacity to run its own operating systems and applications, the report says.

Sternstein writes that the FBI’s criminal justice information services unit also calls for an on-premise, infrastructure-as-a-service tool to accommodate two physical data center locations.

The FBI also plans to link its servers and storage hardware to the cloud Nextgov reports.

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