The FBI’s $600 million program to modernize its antiquated computer systems to help prevent terrorist attacks is “not on a path to success,” says an outside review completed soon after bureau director Robert Mueller gave Congress assurances about the program, the Associated Press reports.
The National Research Council report found that the FBI’s “Trilogy” project doesn’t adequately reflect the agency’s new priority on terrorism prevention since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. It urged the bureau to build new systems from scratch to help in this role. The report was circulated this week to senior FBI officials and some members of Congress in advance of a release next week. The Associated Press obtained a copy.