The FBI has called for bids to update a data center in Clarksburg, W.Va., as part of government efforts to synthesize its information warehouse, NextGov reported Wednesday.
Joseph Marks writes the deal involves a pilot project that focuses on the efficiency and energy issues of the data center, which houses criminal justice information system files.
The report, citing contract solicitation documents, said depending on outcomes, the location could emerge as a model data center where other less-efficient data centers would be merged.
The bids will be judged on the merits of how the servers will be operated, as well as the power and technology needed to run the data warehouse.
Currently there are 6,000 federal data centers and federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel is three years into a campaign to consolidate software and services into fewer and more technologically data centers.