IT Modernization

FBI’s Counterterrorism Investigations Now Run on Amazon

The FBI is the latest intelligence agency to partner with Amazon Web Services.

IT Modernization

FBI Drops Full and Open Competition for $5 Billion IT Recompete

The bureau will turn to GSA’s schedules to fill out its IT Supplies and Support Services contract.

Cybersecurity

FBI Director Implores Corporate Boards to Join Cyber Fight

Companies should amp up protections and be wary of deals that expose U.S. intellectual property, FBI Director Chris Wray says.

Emerging Tech

FBI Looking For Tech to Foil Fingerprint Obliteration

The FBI wants artificial intelligence tools that can ID people with burnt, cut or otherwise altered fingerprints.

Cybersecurity

FBI Stands Firm on ‘Going Dark’ Problem While Acknowledging Inflated Data

The bureau may have overstated by three times or more the number of encrypted devices it couldn’t access last year.

Cybersecurity

A Criminal Gang Used a Drone Swarm To Obstruct an FBI Hostage Raid

And that’s just one of the ways bad guys are putting drones to use, law enforcement officials say.

Cybersecurity

The FBI Didn’t Explore All Options Before Trying to Force Apple to Break Into an Encrypted iPhone

Some FBI officials were more interested in making a legal blow against cop-proof encryption than in getting into the San Bernardino shooter’s phone.

IT Modernization

FBI Issues Timeline for Secretive IT Support Contract

The bureau rolled out key dates—but not other details—for its next-generation IT contract.

Cybersecurity

Auditor Finds Infosec Weaknesses in Most FBI Domains

The severity of the weaknesses isn’t clear from the annual report summary.

CIO Briefing

FBI Selects New Tech Leader From Its Own Ranks

A 20-year veteran of the bureau will facilitate the FBI’s modernization efforts as head of the Information and Technology Branch.

CIO Briefing

Puerto Rico’s Government Agencies Need Aid, Too

Work conditions at the territory’s Department of Justice haven’t been the same since Hurricane Maria, to the detriment of morale and legal proceedings.

IT Modernization

The FBI Wants Commercial Cloud

The FBI is asking industry for ideas regarding the adoption of cloud computing.