FedScoop: A remote-work headache for the FBI: Accessing unclassified data is harder than it should be

“The coronavirus pandemic is forcing the FBI to rethink how it organizes its unclassified data, with the goal of making more of it available through remote access in the cloud.”

“The challenge is that a lot of unclassified data resides on FBI legacy systems that otherwise are not available remotely, said Gurvais Griss, assistant director of the Science and Technology Branch at the FBI Laboratory. With much of its workforce online from home, the bureau now wants confidential, secret and top secret networks “appropriately” integrated with a cloud platform so “relevant” intelligence within them can be shared more easily, he said…”

“FBI Criminal Justice Information Services is working on pulling information into a data lake for faster analysis and response, but better tools are needed for making connections, Griss said. Investigations involve data from social media, communications intercepts, mobile devices, and system and security logs that often need reformatting…” Read the full article here.

Source: A remote-work headache for the FBI: Accessing unclassified data is harder than it should be – By Dave Nyczepir, July 30, 2020. FedScoop.


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