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FBI gets on the case

With Trilogy, the bureau sets the stage for a series of modernizations. After getting along for years with antiquated systems, some of which might have been recognizable to old TV FBI agent Efrem Zimbalist Jr., the FBI is making quick work of modernization. Special agents and intelligence analysts will rely increasingly on a recently deployed array of IT, including the high-speed Trilogy network and a rapidly growing data warehouse, according to senior bureau officials. The bureau also is updating or creating new applications, including financial and personnel management systems. And it is exploring its options in the field of remote access, according to executive assistant director for administration and acting CIO Wilson Lowery. In March, the bureau deployed the first phase of the Trilogy project at 591 FBI sites worldwide. The network connects 22,000 workstations, 2,612 switches and routers, 622 Ethernet LANs and 291 servers, Lowery said. Full Story

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