FBI custom software: Go big or Go home

The FBI is scrapping may scrap a $170million dollar investment in a failed custom software application. One hundred and seventy million dollars to write a computer program? And it’s SO bad that they are trashing it? Aaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! How do companies (the company that has $170M in their pocket) get away with this sh*t? I heard the story on NPR but it’s not online yet so here’s a CNN link.

From that CNN article: Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, called the program “a train wreck in slow motion.”


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