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U.S. Army Seeks Cloud-based Cryptocurrency Investigative Application

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The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division Command (USACIDC) is seeking to acquire a cloud-based cryptocurrency investigative application which will enable it to track and trace illicit cryptocurrency transactions.

The U.S. Army Contracting Command-New Jersey (CC-NJ) has raised a notice for Request for Information (RFI) for the application. The notice said it is not a Request for Proposal (RFP) and the U.S. Government will not pay for information requested.

The notice raised by the CC-NJ is surveying the market for potential contractors capable of providing a web based application that will assist law enforcement to identify and stop actors who are using cryptocurrencies for illicit activity such as fraud, extortion, and money laundering.

The application needs to be cloud-based to support USACIDC's ability to quickly detect criminal and suspicious financial connections, identify suspicious cryptocurrency transactions, and investigate cryptocurrency connections, the notice said.

According to the notice, this is not a requirement to develop an application or for a team of analysts. It is a requirement for an already developed web-based application that meets the requirements of the Statement of Work (SOW).

The SOW calls for a contractor to provide worldwide web-based access to a reliable cryptocurrency investigation service, also referred to as a Software-as-aService (SaaS) solution, required for use in criminal investigations and the other missions conducted by the USACIDC. The SaaS must be web based and no hardware or software should be installed for running it.

The SOW details that the application must enable users to conduct in-depth investigation into the source of cryptocurrency transactions and provides multi-currency analysis from Bitcoin to other top
cryptocurrencies.

The notice says the period of performance for the application shall be one 12-month base period, with an option of extension for four additional 12-month periods. The RFI is to be submitted no later than July 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM EST.

The USACIDC is the premier Military Criminal Investigative Organization (MCIO) within the Department of Defense (DoD) and is responsible for conducting worldwide felony criminal investigations anywhere there is a US Army interest.

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