The US government has started rolling out a new device that would help animal-rights activists and other whistleblowers who need to access files, documents and files stored in a machine.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said on Tuesday that it is working on a tool to let anyone with a valid security clearance access documents, files and other data from a machine that is capable of processing files of up to five gigabytes.
The tool is called the Digital Equipment Act Secure Access Toolkit (DATech), and it’s designed to help the FBI track down and recover stolen data from computers and mobile devices.
The tool was developed by the Federal Bureau Of Investigation and the US Department of Justice’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
In its announcement, NIST described the DATech tool as a “federal security measure to protect data stored on digital equipment that can be accessed by an authorized user to help them with a variety of investigative and prosecutorial tasks.”
The toolkit is being developed to provide access to the FBI’s Secure File System (SF-SFS) file system, which stores all of the files of federal agencies and other entities in the United States.
The SF-SFs are a type of secure file system used by the US government to store information on federal employees, contractors, contractors of federal contractors, and private sector contractors.
The SF-sFs were first introduced in the late 1990s, and have since grown into a vast repository of sensitive information.
The FBI has been collecting and storing sensitive information for decades, according to the NIST website.
“The DATech kit is designed to enable the FBI to better protect the files and documents it has stored on these secure SF- SFS file systems,” the NIS said.
“In the past, it was not possible to access SF-SF files without access to sensitive personal information, but with the DATK, the FBI can now access the SF- SF file system without having to disclose their access to that information.”
A DATZkit allows the FBI access to files stored on the SF SFS without revealing their identity to a third party,” the agency said.
It is not yet clear whether the DATS are being rolled out at the same time as the new toolkit, but the agency is said to have received requests for them from the FBI and other federal agencies.
The DAT Kits will not replace the existing SF-SSF files.
According to the National Institute for Standards and Technologies, about 40 percent of the federal government’s files are in the SFS, and the SFSS holds about 10 percent of all government data.
The federal government is working with other agencies to create a new secure file service, the Federal Information Infrastructure (FII), which would make it possible to retrieve and preserve sensitive information in the new system.