Department of Homeland Security to Upgrade Homeland Security Information Network

For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: 202-282-8010

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that it is taking steps to enhance its Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN). Known as HSIN Next Generation (NextGen), the enhancement will provide a secure and trusted national platform for Sensitive But Unified (SBU) information sharing and collaboration between federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, private sector, and international partners.

HSIN Next Generation will update the current HSIN technology to better enable Homeland Security to meet the requirements of a trusted and secure environment, combined with enhanced capabilities in many areas.

HSIN NextGen will provide DHS, our partners, and stakeholders information management capabilities and services including a portal, search, collaboration, enterprise content management, and Service Oriented Architecture-based information integration and analysis functions to facilitate their collaboration and information sharing needs for SBU data.

Task order award took place on May 23, 2008, through the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to General Dynamics One Source, LLC of Fairfax, VA, to develop, operate, maintain, and enhance the HSIN NextGen information sharing and collaboration portal.

The initial award is for $18 million and the total potential five year value, if all options are exercised, is $62 million.