FBI, DHS plan big IT buys

Scott Charbo

Olivier Douliery

The Homeland Security Department and the FBI have launched major procurement projects for IT support services and a case management system, respectively.

DHS announced last week that it would begin two new programs: an IT support services effort called Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge solutions, or Eagle, and First Source, a program for acquiring IT commodities.

'These programs, when fully in place, will satisfy the vast majority of DHS information task requirements,' Scott Charbo, DHS CIO, said in a statement. 'The programs are designed to meet the goal of one IT infrastructure and will run out of the Enterprise Solutions Office, a joint program office under the IT Acquisition Center.'

Separately, the FBI announced last week that it had released its solicitation for proposals for the Sentinel project to build the bureau's next-generation IT system.

The FBI is using the National Institutes of Health's governmentwide contracting vehicle to choose a Sentinel contractor or contracting team.

Sentinel is designed to replace the bureau's obsolete Automated Case System, as well as the failed Virtual Case File system.

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