For Immediate Release
July 1, 2005
FBI National Press Office
BRIEFING, PRESENTS PLANS FOR ITS NEXT GENERATION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Earlier
this week, the FBI hosted an Industry Day with industry members to describe
planning for its upcoming acquisition of its next generation information
system, SENTINEL. Additionally, mission partners from the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) presented information
on their expectation of how SENTINEL will enhance information sharing across
consisting of eighty-seven representatives, attended the half-day event.
Attendees were offered the opportunity to gain additional insight on SENTINEL's
direction from a group of senior FBI technology officials.
SENTINEL will significantly
contribute to the ongoing modernization of the FBI's Information Technology
capabilities. This program will incrementally deliver capabilities to FBI
users over the life of the project. SENTINEL further enables the FBI in achieving
its mission priorities by enhancing information access and promoting information
sharing with law enforcement and intelligence community members.
FBI Chief Information
Officer (CIO) Zalmai Azmi set the tone for the day by stressing the need
for strong collaboration across government and a close partnership with industry.
He stated: "A partnered pursuit of SENTINEL's capabilities will significantly
contribute to the FBI's technology transformation as well as bring greater
security and protection to the Nation."
CIO Azmi further said: "SENTINEL
moves the FBI towards a flexible technology architecture. Additionally, we
are developing an internal cadre of trained and experienced project managers.
We have defined our governance processes and have documented our Enterprise
Architecture. We are now prepared to ask the commercial sector to join us
in applying the best practices and enabling technology to advance FBI's mission
to protect our Nation from an unwanted event."
The FBI informed the technology
industry members of its plans to formalize SENTINEL's acquisition later this
year, and solicited comments about the planning documents.
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