As part of ongoing efforts to improve its technological capabilities, the FBI today announced that it has completed a key component of its modernization program, the Trilogy network. The new network, which has been deployed to 591 sites, provides increased bandwidth and three layers of security. The network is highly expandable, so additional capacity or even additional sites could easily be added as needed.
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller called the network's completion a "substantial achievement that is long overdue."
"The FBI has been a paper-driven organization and 18 months ago our technology left much to be desired." Director Mueller said. "The recent upgrade of our hardware and speedy deployment of our state-of-the-art network shows that the FBI can change quickly, that we are committed to this change, and that we are positioning ourselves to meet the challenges of the 21st century."
The Trilogy network replaces the FBI's dated local area and wide area networks and will enable FBI personnel to transmit data at much greater speeds. The network will also enable new applications, such as the Virtual Case File, scheduled to come on-line later this year, and lays the foundation for better information sharing with partner agencies.