Press Release

For Immediate Release
August 8, 2005

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

FBI RELEASES SENTINEL SOLICITATION

Washington , D.C. - The FBI Office of IT Program Management released today its formal solicitation for proposals to develop the FBI's next generation electronic information management system, Sentinel. The solicitation was sent to more than 40 eligible companies under a National Institutes of Health (NIH) government-wide contracting vehicle.

Sentinel will consolidate and replace the FBI's legacy case management capabilities with an integrated, paperless file management and workflow system. It will significantly contribute to the ongoing modernization of the FBI's Information Technology capabilities and help the FBI achieve its mission transformation goals.

Sentinel will further enable the FBI to achieve its mission priorities by enhancing information access and promoting information sharing with law enforcement and intelligence community members, to include the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security. The program will incrementally deliver capabilities to FBI users over the life of the project.

To facilitate ease of user transition, training, deployment and support, Sentinel will be delivered in four phases, with each phase introducing new capabilities, transferring existing information and retiring legacy functions.

In accordance with standard government business practice, proposal responses will be submitted to the FBI for evaluation in the Fall of 2005 followed by a tentative contract awarding at the end of 2005.

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