FBI outsources operation of crime information systems

FBI outsources operation of crime information systems

By Tony Lee Orr

GCN Staff

NOV. 16—The FBI is outsourcing the operation and maintenance of its three main crime information systems.

Lockheed Martin Corp. and six subcontractors took over the operation of the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, National Crime Information Center 2000 and National Instant Check System on Oct. 1 under a one-year contract announced last week. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, reached under a Transportation Department governmentwide acquisition contract, contains four option years, which, if exercised, make the contract worth $118 million, officials at Lockheed Martin said.

No FBI information technology workers will be adversely affected by the move, bureau officials said. The move to the operation and maintenance contract comes as upkeep clauses associated with installation contracts expire, officials said.

Some 250 FBI staff members working within the IT management section will learn from contract workers, who have more industry experience in technology architecture and commercial products, and who will oversee work done by the agency's IT staff, the FBI said.

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