The State Department is looking to purchase phone hacking tools for Ghanaian police to help them investigate international crime. According to a Dec. 7 solicitation, State is specifically interested in hardware and tools that are interoperable with technology used by the Department and other U.S. agencies. Once purchased, the technology will be donated to the Ghanaian police force through the U.S. Embassy in Accra. “This will allow [the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement] to accomplish its foreign assistance mission in Ghana to build the capacity of law enforcement to combat transnational organized crime, such as cybercrime that directly affects Americans,” according to the sole-source justification document. State Department posted more information about what technology and capabilities its looking for on FedBid.

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Kate Polit is MeriTalk's Assistant Copy & Production Editor covering the intersection of government and technology.