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More Delays for FBI Computer System

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

It seems the FBI is having a very tough time getting to the finish line when it comes to implementing an advance computer system.

A Justice Department audit has concluded that the launch of a long-delayed FBI computer upgrade has been pushed back to the middle of 2012, reports the Associated Press.

The Sentinel program, launched to build a paperless case management system, was supposed to be completed in December of 2009. Now, the FBI’s chief technology officer told the Justice Department inspector general, the system won’t be deployment until this coming May. “Deficiencies” were discovered in the program’s performance in the inspector general’s audit which forced the cancellation of the scheduled January launch, according to the AP.

The audit, released Friday, also raised concerns over whether the FBI would be able to stay within its estimated budget of $451 million for the system.

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FBI’s Troubled Computer Project to Go In House

fbi logo largeBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON –– The FBI is making a new move to try and bring its troubled computer project called the “Sentinel” under control, according to the Washington Post’s Capital Business report. The program has been plagued by endless glitches.

The paper reports that the FBI has decided to bring the project in house, with its IT division taking over from contractor, Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin. The system has been designed to replace the FBI’s paper-based system for criminal investigation records.

The paper reports that the project is expected to go quicker and come within the $451 million budget. Lockheed Martin will be retained as a subject matter expert, the paper reported.

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FBI Dir. Mueller Assures Senators Overhaul of Computer System No Boondoggle

Robert Mueller and Eric Holder in 2009/fbi photo

Robert Mueller and Eric Holder in 2009/fbi photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — The massive overhaul of the FBI’s computerized case management system may not be as big a mess as it seems — at least that’s what Director Robert S. Mueller III told the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Thursday.

The website Main Justice reported that Mueller said the delays on the $305 million project known as the Sentinel were routine and assured Senators that it would not become a boondoggle.

Main Justice reported that Mueller’s decision to suspend work on parts of the program resulted from the discovery of some “coding defects.”

“Is this just a normal delay … or are we on the way to boondoggle?” asked Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), chairwoman of the Commerce, Justice and science Appropriations Subcommittee, Main Justice reported.

Mueller said it was a minor setback.

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