Well, not much to say here

(Via the Drudge Report)

Except “Game over, man, game over.”

ATF wants a new database toy.

The document says that the system will be utilized by staff “to
provide rapid searches on various entities for example; names, telephone
numbers, utility data and reverse phone look-ups, as a means to assist
with investigations, and background research on people, assets and

The system is described as a “massive online data repository system
that contains a wide variety of data sources both historically and
current that can be utilized in support of investigations and

The overview of the solicitation states:  Staff will utilize “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.”

The system “provides a means to rapidly check records across the country” and is “necessary in assisting investigators, agents and analyst to find people, their assets, relatives, associates and more.”

You do have to wonder why it’s ATF, however.  Seems to be more of the IRS’s area.  Perhaps bureaucratic infighting will save us.

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