ATF Seeks ‘Massive’ Database of Personal Info: ‘Assets, Relatives, Associates and More’

Posted by on Apr 08, 2013 at 7:28 am

A recent solicitation from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) reveals that the agency is seeking a “massive” online database capable of pulling up individuals’ personal information, connections and associates.

On March 28, ATF posted the notice on, entitled “Investigative System.”  The solicitation was updated on April 5 with a few minor changes.

The document says that the system will be utilized by staff “to provide rapid searches on various entities for example; names, telephone numbers, utility data and reverse phone look-ups, as a means to assist with investigations, and background research on people, assets and businesses.”

The system is described as a “massive online data repository system that contains a wide variety of data sources both historically and current that can be utilized in support of investigations and backgrounds.”

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4 Responses to “ATF Seeks ‘Massive’ Database of Personal Info: ‘Assets, Relatives, Associates and More’”

  1. Rusty Bill on 8/08/13 at 8:43 am

    In other words, ATF is attempting to facilitate a police state. Somebody want to try to explain how ATF is any different from the Stasi or the NKVD?

  2. Rob Crawford on 8/08/13 at 12:53 pm

    The BATFEIEIO has a longer acronym than those organizations.

    (From what I’ve read, that fact ticks them off. Gives you an idea how seriously they take their jobs.)

  3. MT Geoff on 8/08/13 at 12:57 pm

    Sheesh, they should just call Special Agent Tim McGee at NCIS. He can pull any of this out of his desktop unit in about 30 seconds.

  4. Vic Kelley on 9/09/13 at 10:16 pm

    You are the enemy. It has to be you. Oh yeah and me too. ATF is like an occupying army now and they have to have somebody to face off against. It must be you and me. They don’t trust us why else would they want to know everything about us.