Maybe They'll All Quit

Zalmai Azmi, the FBI's CIO, was reported in Federal Computer Week as saying that, "Cultural differences are the biggest obstacle preventing intelligence agencies from starting information-sharing programs."

He reportedly went on to say that, â''The introduction of new blood would help do things differently."

Good luck. I thought that too over thirty years ago when I worked as a junior engineer in the Defense Department. I still hold that same thought today.

I wonder if Azmi is hinting that there may be problems behind the scenes with Sentinel, the follow on to the infamous Virtual Case File system. Information-sharing is a critical aspect of Sentinel.

Is Azmi worried that even if Sentinel is built, FBI agents won't be inclined to use it, or they will find ways to keep information from being shared with other agencies?


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