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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:43 PM
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Update 1: Government Computer Blunders Are Common

01.29.2005, 03:56 PM

The FBI's failure to roll out an expanded computer system that would help agents investigate criminals and terrorists is the latest in a series of costly technology blunders by government over more than a decade.

Experts blame poor planning, rapid industry advances and the massive scope of some complex projects whose price tags can run into billions of dollars at U.S. agencies with tens of thousands of employees.

"There are very few success stories," said Paul Brubaker, former deputy chief information officer at the Pentagon. "Failures are very common, and they've been common for a long time."

The FBI said earlier this month it might shelve its custom-built, $170 million "Virtual Case File" project because it is inadequate and outdated. The system was intended to help agents, analysts and others around the world share information without using paper or time-consuming scanning of documents.
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http://www.forbes.com/work/feeds/ap/2005/01/29/ap179141...
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:03 PM
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1. And they want to do the same thing with our medical records?
Just wait until they try to give some guy a hysterectomy because they got the files mixed up!
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:50 PM
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2. Hell, why not?
They've done it with voting. :shrug:
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:14 PM
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:16 PM
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4. The government has not fhe foggiest idea how to do software. nt
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