Thursday, February 16, 2012

DOJ Kills Wireless Network In Budget Request

Lipowicz, Alice. “DOJ Kills Wireless Network in Budget Request.” Federal Computer Week, February 15, 2012. 

From the article: "The Justice Department has made it official—the Integrated Wireless Network program is over and there is no funding requested for it in the next fiscal year…The termination of the wireless network is just one of dozens of relatively small cuts being proposed for an array of smaller programs in the department. While the major agency budgets in the department budget remain relatively intact, there are small shifts in funding, both up and down, proposed for information-sharing and intelligence technologies and programs…The integrated wireless network project was initiated in 2004 and within a short time grew to $5 billion in projected costs and coverage for more than 80,000 agents at Justice, Homeland Security and Treasury. About $350 million had been spent to date, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office." Read more