29 Sep '14, 1pm

FBI’s Sentinel System Still Not In Total Shape to Surveil

FBI’s Sentinel System Still Not In Total Shape to Surveil

Other than the rather entertaining kerfuffle involving Apple’s new iPhone OS and its initial (non)corrective update (along with the suspicious “bendy phone ” accusations), the IT Hiccups front was rather quiet this past week. Luckily, an “old friend” came by to rescue us from writing a post on some rather mundane IT snarl, snag or snafu. Just in the nick of time, the U.S. Department of Justice's Inspector General released his latest in an ongoing series of reports (pdf) about Sentinel, the FBI’s electronic information and case management system. In this report, the IG focused on surveying what Sentinel users felt about working with the system. Sadly yet unsurprisingly, the IG found that Sentinel is still suffering from some serious operational deficiencies two years after it went live. Sentinel, you may remember , was finally deployed in 2012 as a replacement for the FBI’s...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/riskfactor/computing/it/fbis-500...

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