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DOD to move 18M biometric records on ‘threat actors’ to AWS’s cloud

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The Department of Defense wants to modernize an 18-million-record system of biometric data on adversaries by moving it to Amazon Web Service‘s cloud, the department indicated in a request for information posted Tuesday.

The Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) is already partly cloud-based, with backups hosted on AWS servers. Now, the DOD is looking for a systems integrator to modernize and move the rest of the system and its operational environments to the cloud.

ABIS will need to remain interoperable and fully connected to civilian agencies, like the FBI, that also use the vast data set to monitor those identified as adversaries.

“DoD ABIS enables the Army, all other DOD components, Interagency and International Partners to effectively impede adversary’s ability to conceal their identity and intentions,” the RFI said about the surveillance system.

The DOD is looking for…

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