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9-11 group faults IT obsolescence

Before the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the FBI lacked the proper technology to gather and share case information, the commission investigating the attacks said today. “The FBI’s primary information management system, designed using 1980s technology already obsolete when installed in 1995, limited the bureau’s ability to share its information internally and externally,” the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S., best known as the 9-11 Commission, said in a staff statement. However, former FBI Director Louis Freeh continually asked for funding for information technology upgrades, with little congressional support, Freeh said in written testimony to the panel. FBI officials and Congress could not agree on the implementation and funding plans. Full Story

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