GAO Reports on Costs and Failures Associated With FBI IT Upgrade

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on March 20, 2006

Federal Bureau of Investigation: Weak Controls over Trilogy Project Led to Payment of Questionable Contractor Costs and Missing Assets, Full-text, GAO-06-306, and Highlights, February 28, 2006.

  • “The Trilogy project–initiated in 2001–is the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) largest information technology (IT) upgrade to date. While ultimately successful in providing updated IT infrastructure and systems, Trilogy was not a success with regard to upgrading FBI’s investigative applications. Further, the project was plagued with missed milestones and escalating costs, which eventually totaled nearly $537 million.”
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