Obama ATF Seeks “Massive” Database Of Personal Information


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) recently solicited for a “massive online data repository system” capable of accessing personal information, including relatives, connections and associates.

The request was submitted on March 28, 2013 at FedBizOpps.gov. It was later updated on April 5, 2013.

In providing background for the request, the ATF says that the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information (OSII) “provides critical law enforcement resources in support of reducing violent crime and protecting the public. Staffed by a number of dedicated law-enforcement intelligence analysts, support professionals, and officials, the mission of OSII has always been to provide timely, accurate and focused intelligence through the collection and analysis of information of enhance decision-making Bureau-wide.”

The overview of the solicitation says that ATF has a vision to embrace and use leading-edge technology where appropriate. “OSII utilizes a number of internal databases as well as external sources to provide timely and relevant information and intelligence products to law enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local levels. Many of these tasks are performed manually, resulting in longer turnaround times on important information and intelligence research and analysis requests.”


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