US: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is planning for a cloud-based version of a geospatial information system or eGIS, which would bring together mapping tools from Google Earth Enterprise and ESRI ArcGIS mapping. Currently, the DEA is hosting the tool in an on-premise data center, but the plans are afoot to establish a hybrid cloud environment that would allow federal, state, and local governments to use the DEA's mapping tool.
The agency published a "sources sought" request to seek guidance from vendors about possible solutions, design and architecture for a FISMA-moderate, FedRAMP-approved cloud, including info on security, scalability, disaster recovery and capacity.
DEA is also seeking feedback from vendors with hybrid cloud experience and a background in FISMA-moderate and FISMA-high systems as well as federated ID management, to supply access to credentialed federal, state and local users. The DEA is also looking for materials to train users on the GIS system.