Slashing the federal IT budget: can someone (please) help the FBI?
What is it with the FBI and overspending? Back in January 2008, the Office of the Inspector General released a damning report on the Bureau’s gross mismanagement of its finances, noting that in many cases phone companies had shut down wiretaps because the FBI wasn’t paying its bills.
In our coverage of the OIG report, we noted, “The FBI’s $170 million Virtual Case File system upgrade was so dysfunctional that it had to be completely scrapped. The agency’s latest upgrade attempt, a project called Sentinel, is expected to cost $425 million and will supposedly be operational in 2009.”