FBI computer system years late and way over budget

Justice Department warns paperless case management system may be outdated before it's even finished

By Alicia A. Caldwell
October 20, 2010 11:01PM (UTC)
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After years of costly delays, a computerized FBI case management system still isn't finished.

A Justice Department report released Wednesday says the Sentinel system is $100 million over budget and nowhere near complete. And it warned that longer delays could mean the program is outdated before it's even finished.


The program is intended to create a user-friendly, paperless case-management system.

The Sentinel plan replaced an earlier $170 million computer program that was scrapped after consultants deemed it obsolete and riddled with problems.

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