Sunday, January 30, 2005

Government computer blunders are common and expensive

SecurityFocus has an AP story on government computing projects gone awry.

"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.' "



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