FBI's computer woes continue, auditors say
By The Post's Jeff Stein in SpyTalk:
The FBI's effort to move from paper to electronic files took another hit Wednesday as Justice Department auditors issued their latest report on the long troubled Sentinel project.
"Sentinel is approximately $100 million over budget and 2 years behind schedule," said Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine, and still lacks such common features as search functions, spell-checking and automatic document saves.
Worse, the IG said, the FBI had spent almost 90 per cent of the $451 million currently budgeted for the entire program, "but it will have delivered only two of the program's four phases to its agents and analysts."
The program could cost another $350 million and take six years to complete, the auditors said.
| October 20, 2010; 6:15 PM ET
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