Iceberg Dead Ahead!

The FBI has failed to properly analyze staffing needs for its $425 million information technology modernization, putting the program at risk of delays and cost overruns, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

That would be Sentinel, the follow-up program to Virtual Case File, the $170 million dollar IT debacle.

Program officials told GAO they plan to manage their staffing needs in the same way they initially filled program office positions. The FBI’s IT management policies do not require them to do otherwise, they said.

We don’t do things the best way because we’re only required to do them our way. That’s for everyone who thinks FBI culture is capable of changing to meet current and future needs.