[ISN] FBI loses 400 pieces of equipment

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Thu Jun 15 02:26:36 EDT 2006



WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. FBI may have lost 400 pieces of
equipment, National Journal's Technology Daily reported Monday.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation still has not told the Government
Accountability Office what has happened to hundreds of pieces of
equipment that were supposed to be part of a failed department-wide
case-management system.

"The FBI also has not provided any additional explanation for the
remaining roughly 400 missing assets," Linda Calbom, the GAO's
director of financial management and assurance wrote in a letter.

The letter, dated Friday, was addressed to Senate Judiciary Committee
Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and addressed many of the follow-up
questions that the committee had for GAO. The GAO released a report in
May detailing the flaws in the FBI's Trilogy system, Technology Daily

It reported that the FBI could not locate more than 1,200 pieces of
equipment, valued at about $7.6 million. The FBI responded by saying
that it had accounted for 800 of those items, but GAO could not verify
that claim, Calbom wrote, the report said.

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