Not Perfect together....
Yes, a few years old but once again another SAIC project, LIKE CITYTIME, gone to hell.
Beautiful job programmers, scamming for dollars and overtime.
Mmmm...I'm not sure this is a "programming" problem, ( a computer expert I queried agreed)
but a "consulting" problem. There is no genuine technical hurdles (headaches, yes) to performing mmany of the IT tasks SAIC claims such expertise. therefore, there must be more, to these stories as the gentleman has said, than meets the "public" eye"
So Mitre is correct this time but incorrect when it came to SAIC? Mitre is typically spot-on with their 20/20 hindsight reports (what a tough job to criticize others "after" a misstep). However, Mitre also takes the government's money to watch projects fail; projects they are supposed to help keep on track.
It's interesting how the IV&Vs never report that the IV&V process failed. The FBI Director must accept blame for every failure if he wants to keep his job. Next in line should be the IV&V since they are the true overseers. It is their only charter.
Ramping up to 300 employees couldn't save Trilogy. Agile programming, which could be interpreted as "fly by the seat of pants", won't save Sentinel. It's a move of desperation.
FBI gets screwed again. Ten to fifteen competent developers/DBAs and two PMs could have completed this work in 2 years while saving, oh, $400 million dollars. It's not rocket surgery. When it comes to beltway bandits, the work doesn't just expand to fit the budget, it exceeds it.
The article mentions thousands of agents use the system for leads and intakes..what's that, about 1/2 of a percent of requirements? I feel bad for the FBI. They are one entity that still has heart and soul, actually good for this country, yet are unable to apply strategic IT vision. It's what happens when you surround yourself with idiots (SAIC, LM, Mitre).