Justice Creates Victim Notification System<@VM>NORAD Seeks Engineering Expertise<@VM>NOAA Forecasts Supercomputer Need
The Justice Department plans to release a request for proposals by Nov. 1 for the development of an automated victim notification system.
The system, which will be used by the FBI, the U.S. Attorneys Offices and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, will track suspects and criminals as they make their way through the justice system. When they reach significant milestones, the system will notify their victims.
The system is being proposed in response to several laws mandating victim notification. Justice divisions try to comply with the laws by using existing case management systems, but the current systems are not compatible with one another.
The proposed contract will be for seven years including options.
The Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca are looking for information on contractors or others that can provide management, maintenance and logistics for communications systems for the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
The work will be done in the continental United States and Alaska. Services include professional information technology services, such as system improvements, upgrades and modifications.
Extensive engineering knowledge and experience are required. A request for proposals is expected in December.The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants to acquire a high-performance computing system to replace its current system at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Plainsboro, N.J.
NOAA is looking for more computational power for working on problems involving the climate and other weather research. The supercomputer also will be used to support other research within NOAA and government agencies.
Companies interested in pursuing the project should watch the Web site: www.gfdl.gov/hpcs/.