Hoping to transform how it operates, the FBI is trying to build a massive cloud infrastructure to store massive amounts of information for easy sharing among bureaus, the Federal Times reports.
The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division wants to create a cloud environment for statistics, fingerprints and criminal background checks at the Clarskburg, WV, facility.
The cloud must have an astonishing amount of memory – 2.3 petabytes.
“At this point in time, the [FBI] is simply exploring new technologies and potential emerging capabilities with this RFI,” FBI spokesman Stephen Fischer said.
Experts say the storage cloud would save the FBI money and be readily available.