John Foley:

Fulgham also gave a status report on Sentinel, a $425 million project to replace the agency’s outdated case-management system with a new digital system that incorporates technologies from Adobe, EMC, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle. In March, the Inspector General for the Department of Justice released a report warning that Sentinel, originally due for completion in 2009 and already behind schedule, was at risk of further delays and cost overruns.

If you it takes you more than a year to implement something, chances are it will be obsolete by the time you implement it. I know it takes time to create a system such as Sentinel, but guess what, it should not take an extra 2 years. This is design by committee, which means no design, and lots of delays.


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