FBI IT Modernization Woes Index

Decade in which much of the FBI’s IT systems were rolled out: 1980s.

Number of IT modernization projects the FBI planned between 2002 and 2004: 51.

Money allocated to pay for these projects: $1.5 billion.

Reason why government agencies must establish an enterprise architecture: Required by 1996 Clinger-Cohen Act.

First time (in the past two and a half years) government cited FBI’s lack of an enterprise architecture: July 2001.

Number of subsequent reports citing lack of an enterprise architecture: 4.

Date of most recent report: September 2003.

Source: United States General Accounting Office report to Congress, "FBI Needs an Enterprise Architecture to Guide Its Modernization Activities," September 2003

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