The Secret Service is looking to purchase approximately 2,000 cloud-based body cameras for its agents, according to a request for information (RFI) posted on The RFI notes that the eventual contract would be a firm fixed-price contract.

The RFI details a wide range of requirements for body worn cameras. In addition to being able to record during high and low temperatures and inclement weather events, the cameras also have to have long battery life and be able to automatically activate whenever it detects that a weapon has been removed from a holster.

Additionally, the RFI has quite a few specifications detailing cloud, data, and cybersecurity requirements. The body worn camera must:

  • Be FedRAMP certified;
  • Be resistant to denial of service attacks;
  • Be resilient to attacks that cause degradation of service;
  • Include access controls to mitigate data manipulation attacks;
  • Be resilient to exfiltration attacks;
  • Maintain separate roles and access privileges as part of a strategy to mitigate external pivot attacks;
  • Maintain source code free of Critical and High vulnerabilities;
  • Be capable of transmitting directly to an on-premise network storage and meet all Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) compliance requirements;
  • Automatically initiate a proper shutdown of the camera to avoid data corruption when the battery level is low;
  • Be capable of wireless and/or wired video upload;
  • Automatically perform a data purge each time the body worn camera system is docked and after the data has been downloaded to an on premise storage and/or cloud storage; and
  • Provide auditing/logging capability that records all user and system activity.

The vendor will also be required to provide hands-on training of Secret Service Uniform Division trainers while also providing operations manuals with instructions on the use of all camera and application features.

Responses are due by March 1. The Secret Service noted that the Operational Advisory Group for this procurement will meet 22-25 March in Washington, D.C. Vendors who meet the requirements for this procurement may be asked to present and provide a demonstration in person.

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