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DHS wants software solutions for storage, apps, security

The Homeland Security Department issued several requests for information to gather insights from industry on software solutions and incidental services in key areas.

The RFIs focus on backup and storage, security, and application infrastructure. Officials are interested in learning about software licenses, software maintenance, training and consulting services in light of each of these areas. By determining what solutions and services companies may have available, officials say they can better meet their security goals.

For backup and storage, DHS wants feedback on storage management software capabilities, open-source tape data storage and backup technologies, tapeless data storage, and network-attached storage and backup capabilities. [Link to Backup and Storage RFI]

For security, DHS wants information on critical data protection, application and web server security, cyber and network threats detection and prevention, and mitigation tools. [Link to Security RFI.]

For application infrastructure, DHS wants to know about a system’s ability to host and deliver Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications and to host on one or more servers while balancing traffic on multiple sites and servers. [Link to Application Infrastructure RFI.]

The department is also interested in multi-API integration as well as a system’s ability to integrate and automate business decision functions in areas such as organizational policies, relationship management, and system engineering development lifecycles.

Each of the RFIs were released Feb. 8. Responses to the RFIs are due by Feb. 15.

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Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

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