- Aug 10, 2004
linkFBI Unable to Launch New Computer Program -Audit
Thu Feb 3, 6:34 PM ET
By Deborah Charles
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI (news - web sites) has squandered $170 million on a failed computer system agents can use to instantly share information, and seems to know neither how long it will take nor how much it will cost to build one, a Justice Department (news - web sites) audit showed on Thursday.
In a harsh criticism of the FBI's efforts to fix a shortfall identified after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Inspector General Glenn Fine said the bureau still relies on an antiquated case-filing system that hampers agents' ability to properly do their jobs.