FBI awards new pre-failure contract

Get ready. Sentinel is here!!! And this time, we’re spending even more money before it eventually fails to mismanagement and cost overruns….

The FBI awarded Lockheed Martin a $305 million, six-year contract to oversee the development of the planned electronic case management system dubbed Sentinel.

“Sentinel will strengthen the FBI’s capabilities by replacing its primarily paper-based reporting system with an electronic system designed for information sharing,” said Robert Mueller, FBI director. “Sentinel will support our current priorities, including our No. 1 priority: preventing terrorist attacks.”

The project replaces the $170 million failed Virtual Case File initiative, which the bureau scrapped in March 2005 after it was shown to suffer from poor management, poor oversight and a lack of mature IT investment processes.

Lockheed Martin Wins FBIs Sentinel Contract