SVSN Increases FBI Worldwide Communication

WASHINGTON (October 14, 2008) — The FBI’s Office of Information Technology Program Management (OIPM) reached another milestone earlier this year with the completion of the Secure Voice Switch Network (SVSN) project.

Sponsored by the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division Strategic Information and Operations Center, the SVSN project was an effort to create a system that would allow for better communication FBI-wide, as well as help prevent, disrupt, and defeat terrorist operations.

The SVSN provides FBI executives with a secure voice command and control system that can be used for routine and crisis management of FBI resources. It also offers secure voice conference call capabilities across the entire FBI over government-controlled circuits. With the deployment of this capability, the FBI now has a secure voice network that is compatible with the Department of Defense.

The SVSN also improves the FBI’s ability to quickly disseminate sensitive threat-related information to local, state, federal agencies and to its law enforcement partners.

The OIPM takes pride in its contributions to bridging the gap in intelligence communication. “Our challenge and number one goal is the successful delivery of projects. This is certainly another indication of our commitment to meeting this challenge,” said Jeremy Wiltz, section chief for the IT Program Management Section.