DOJ, DHS ANNOUNCE RFI AND INDUSTRY DAY SCHEDULED FOR FEDERAL INVESTIGATIVE CASE MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the Office of Management and Budget, will release a Request for Information (RFI) on September 14, 2004, seeking information for a Federal Investigative Case Management System (FICMS). The FICMS will provide a common solution platform in support of a multi-phased program designed to modernize investigative and intelligence processes within the federal government.
The FICMS will deploy key capabilities including management of paperless case files; case tasking; integrated workflow and management of documents to include their creation, review, collaboration, approval, storage and disposition; evidence management; and records search and reporting. FICMS will implement security measures that include role-based access controls and labeling compliant with Executive Order 13292 on Classified National Security.
To facilitate the information sharing that is vital to our national security imperatives, FICMS will rely on open architecture standards to ensure interoperability with existing and next generation case management systems, especially those that support the litigation (e.g., federal prosecutions) and administrative (e.g., responding to Freedom of Information Act requests) needs of the federal government.
The RFI addresses the objective of this initiative, which is to establish common solutions for case management that promote information sharing throughout the federal government while increasing efficiency and reducing cost. Respondents will be asked to submit literature and/or white papers defining existing commercial and government off-the-shelf solutions that address FICMS capabilities, in part or in whole.
As part of the RFI process, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security will host an "Industry Day" beginning at 8:30am on September 28, 2004. A panel representing participating agencies will present an overview of FICMS and respond to questions as appropriate. The event is not open to the public or press. Participants should refer to the FICMS website, http://www.aero.org/related/ficms/index.html, for more information on Industry Day.