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Subject: Re: RAINdrop FBI System Modernization Faulted -- FBI -- InformationWeek
From: Larry Medina <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Records Management Program <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 2 Apr 2010 11:12:00 -0400
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This project has been one set of screwups after another... obviously no one
is managing it from the client perspective in the manner projects are
managed in the private sector.  This its the 4th time they've tried to
modernize the system and had to go back to the start, and the third time the
SAME CONTRACTOR has been selected to run it!

How many of you have ever heard of a situation where a client would make a
comment like this and then allow the SAME CONTRACTOR to continue to run the
project??  Or any other project, for that matter... and if you follow the
news, you know exactly how many pies these guys have their fists in.

"In particular, the inspector general's report expresses concern about the
FBI's acceptance of part of phase two last December, despite complaints
about problems with performance, usability, and network security that arose
out of an initial pilot test and despite an independent review that
uncovered more than 10,000 deviations from the FBI's accepted software
development practices. Those problems cost the FBI $780,000 to fix after it
accepted the work as delivered, according to the report."

Accepting a portion of a project after a pilot run that doesn't perform
properly, has usability problems, issues with network security and more than
10,000 deviations from accepted software development????  And then have to
spend $780k to fix it and essentially say "Please Sir, may I have another??"

No wonder we're in the hole.

Larry
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