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October 5, 2017

FBI Breaks Ground for New Data Center

Today, October 5, 2017, the FBI, along with its partners in the Department of Justice, participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Data Center in Pocatello, Idaho. It is a milestone in the efforts to consolidate and optimize Data Center infrastructure, information, and services as part of a broad multi-year IT transformation.

The consolidation of dozens of data centers will strengthen the cybersecurity posture for all Department of Justice components that will utilize the facility, as well as improve collaboration, information sharing, and increase the ability to execute advanced analytics, while decreasing overall operational costs. This new facility will provide the flexibility needed to focus on and rapidly respond to mission requirements.

The FBI has had a presence in Pocatello for three decades, gradually increasing personnel and capabilities at the facility over time. Currently, components of nine FBI divisions are located in Pocatello, with responsibilities ranging from investigations, intelligence analysis, IT, travel, and records management. This presence is expected to expand even more with the new Data Center facility.

The FBI appreciates the support of Pocatello Mayor, Brian Blad, and the Pocatello community for its support in helping to bring this project to fruition.