The Office of the Chief Information Officer is creating a new contract to help with the IT Modernization Initiative and other major efforts.
The FBI’s IT shop has gone through a lot of changes in the last five years and is looking for a vendor to help with four major initiatives over the next five years, including a new IT modernization program.
The OCIO has gone through significant changes since it was established in 2016, including being reorganized multiple times, appointing a chief data officer and chief technical officer, and launching an IT Modernization Initiative and associated executive to lead those efforts.
Now, the bureau wants a contractor to add back-office support.
“The FBI seeks to enhance its enterprise systems, tools, and services to take full advantage of technology innovation to advance its missions,” according to a request for information posted to SAM.gov. “At the same time, good stewardship of limited resources is equally vital. The tension between those objectives requires the FBI to think differently about how information technologies can meet the needs of the FBI.”
Officials in the Office of the Chief Information Officer want the bureau’s IT delivery to be customer centric—including agents, bureau employees and other law enforcement partners—by providing a “set of unified services readily available, secure and always focused on enabling the work of front-line personnel.”
Part of that is the IT Modernization Initiative, which looks to map and improve IT delivery for network infrastructure, data management and analytics, cybersecurity and cloud services.
The IT shop is looking for help with that initiative, as well as:
- The Enterprise Information Security Section, which handles cybersecurity and risk management for the bureau.
- The Enterprise Technology and Strategy Section, including enterprise architecture, supply chain risk management, cloud assessment and the Innovation Ventures Office.
- The Enterprise IT Governance Section, including the Business Operations Unit, enterprise license management, the Technology Governance Unit and the Office of Data and Information Sharing.
The RFI includes 11 tasks for the prospective vendors.
The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract is expected to run for a base of five years.
Contracting officers estimate a requirement for 35 full-time equivalent positions, all of which must have secret clearance.
Responses to the RFI are due by 4 p.m. June 16. Respondents can email questions to the contracting officer and contract specialist at the addresses included in the document.