More Delays for FBI Computer System

By Danny Fenster

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.

To read more click here.

Leave a Reply