Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Inspector General's Report On Implementation Of The Sentinel Project

“The FBI’s efforts to improve its case management system have been riddled with error.  Years have been wasted, as well as millions in taxpayer dollars. It is disheartening that once again, the Department of Justice’s Inspector General has found that the FBI’s current effort, the Sentinel case management program, continues to have costly delays and to fall short of its performance goals.  Information exchange is critical to protecting our national security.  These stumbles continue to be alarming.  I have used the Judiciary Committee’s oversight authority for years to press the FBI to work aggressively to fix these problems, and I will continue to do so until this expensive and important program is working as it should be.  I hope that the FBI’s recent steps to change course on the Sentinel program will help to address these persistent problems, and I will continue to vigilantly monitor the progress of this program.”

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