The FBI is seeking information on a cloud-based enterprise data management system, according to an Oct. 10 request for information on FedBizOpps.

The FBI’s office of the chief information officer is seeking information about the commercially available data catalog and management platforms, as well as available integration services for use in a classified cloud environment.

In the FBI’s current environment, the RFI states, personnel searching for records have a difficult time navigating the system, which leads to distribution of “insufficient, incomplete or out-of-date records or delays.” The FBI is also challenged by the decentralized locations of data, which sits in servers across the country. The FBI’s data is both structured and unstructured.

“The Bureau seeks a single place where users (defined as individual users/personnel or IT systems) can be confident in the retrieval of current information about data, system capabilities and associated services,” the FBI wrote.

The law enforcement agency’s data is of “myriad proportions,” requiring a “multitude of systems” to protect it.

Responses to the RFI will be used to identify products and integration services and conduct market research.

“The FBI requires a solution that can accomplish system-to-system integration of data and data standards,” the RFI states. "The solution should ensure consistent quality of data across IT environments, with the goal of having ‘one version of the truth.’”

The FBI wrote that it needs a system that can automate the search requests, supports collaboration and easily tag and curate data.

Responses are due Oct. 28.