The USPS Office of Inspector General has issued a request for proposals from contractors who could “prepare Agents to conduct successful Internet Reconnaissance”. The RFP specifically notes that it needs to spy on social media sites “covertly with no attribution back to the OIG”.
From the RFP:
The Supplier shall provide training on the methods to identify the target individual/organization’s social media and Internet footprint. The training must, at a minimum, include the following items:
- All social networks, person search, dating websites, user names search, phone search, public record, court record, website download
- Locating targets and developing the methods necessary to attack those targets successfully (Via Social Media/Internet)
- Only reconnaissance techniques that are legal and within agency policies/USAO guidance should be presented/discussed
- Must been done [sic] covertly with no attribution back to the OIG
The RFP includes a list of services to be targeted:
- TLO / LexusNexus/Accurint
- Facebook/ LinkedIn / Google+/Twitter/Instagram / YouTube / MySpace / LinkedIn YouTube / Classmates
- Picasa / Flickr/Vimeo / Pinterest/ Google Image Recognition /TinEye
- Online Sales & Services – eBay / CraigsList / Amazon
The OIG also wants its agents to learn about online public records dealing with divorce and bankruptcy cases, and the software and services available to record and download information it finds useful.
Click here for the complete RFP package.