Intelligent Decisions Relocates FBI Data Center
As part of the STG ITES-2S contract with the FBI, STG selected smart choices to manage and implement the Criminal Justice Information Services Division of Disaster Recovery Project relocation.
Headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, ID offers a range of IT services, software, hardware and manufacturing solutions for government agencies and Fortune 1000 customers.
The project consists of two tasks, Task 1 involving the relocation of computer equipment throughout the country to another data center and the task 2 is a comprehensive renewal of the data center.
Task 1 requires the installation, safe transport, reinstallation, testing and recertification of the national security of critical IT equipment.
The FBI established a strict requirement of data center downtime that could not exceed seven days and had to take place between the Presidential Inauguration and the Super Bowl.
ID moved the team from Fort Monmouth to California and returned to install the systems, verification / certification and operation in five days.
Task 2 includes the renovation of existing 15,000 square-Foot Data Center in a government-owned center. ID served as general contractor on the project, replacing all HVAC units, UPS, floors, ceilings, walls and fire protection system.
“ID is thrilled to have had the opportunity to showcase our creativity and skills in IT solutions as a project highly sensitive national security,” says Mark Whitty, senior director of professional services to make smart decisions. “It’s a very special project with many variables, so you get the idea of using aircraft and ground vehicles to safely move the team to their new home. Under our supervision, the tasks went smoothly and were completed on time and on budget. ”
With the sensitive nature of classified information from the FBI, the center of the federal agency data network requires a large amount of security.
In May, the FBI closed its external network of approximately 48 hours as a precaution after he was beaten by a computer virus.