Current Due Date: 11:00 AM, March 13, 2012
You have to read the Social Media Application.pdf document to prepare a response.
Be aware that as of 20 February 2012, that document has a blank page every other page. I suspect it is the complete document but have written to confirm and to request a corrected document be posted.
Nowhere in this detailed RFI, however, does the FBI ask industry to comment on the privacy implications of such massive data collection and storage of social media sites. Nor does the FBI say how it would define the “bad actors” who would be subjected this type of scrutiny.
I take that to mean that the FBI is not seeking your comments on privacy implications or possible definitions of “bad actors.”
I won’t be able to prepare an official response because I don’t meet the contractor suitability requirements, which include a cost estimate for an offsite server as a solution to the requirements.
I will be going over the requirements and publishing my response here as though I meet the contractor suitability requirements. Could be an interesting exercise.