FBI's Trilogy Is Behind Schedule...AgainBy Elizabeth Bennett | Print
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation's technology woes keep coming. The overhaul of the FBI's Trilogy project is running behind schedule again.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's technology woes keep coming. The overhaul of the agency's Trilogy project is running behind schedule again ("FBI: Under the Gun," Case 088, September 2003).
In December, both Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) and Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) missed deadlines to implement a key component of Trilogy's third and final phase. The suppliers were supposed to deliver the Virtual Case File (VCF), an Internet-based system to combine 180 databases and enhance information-sharing among agents. FBI Director Robert Mueller III testified before a Senate subcommittee last month that the VCF project won't be completed until June and cost overruns will total $50 million more than the original November 2000 $119 million estimate. Mueller also said the CSC contract has been renegotiated to include financial penalties for missed deadlines, and that the FBI also plans to redo its SAIC deal.