In July, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) decided to halt the last two phases of development on its Sentinel case management system. Now, the FBI has announced it will take over the project from its contractor, Lockheed Martin. The agency has released a plan to complete Sentinel using agile development and internal resources, while reducing Lockheed to a supporting role. It's a bold attempt by the agency to save the project, which is currently budgeted to cost $451 million due to rising costs and several delays. The change will not be easy or cheap, however. Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine said the FBI has already spent $405 million of the $451 million budgeted for Sentinel.
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