FBI Ditches Paper Files, Embraces “Sentinel”
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The times, they are a-changin’. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced that they’re leaving paper records behind and going all digital. The new system even has a cool name: Sentinel. It uses a web-based application for entry, review, approval, and research of case and intelligence information. It also makes linking similar cases a lot easier and quicker.
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III commented that “Sentinel is an important step forward for FBI’s information technology”, which could be viewed as an understatement. This is a fantastic development and should lead to a more efficient FBI. I’m sure there will be gruff, old agents that insist on using the paper system (I’ll be disappointed if there aren’t), but Sentinel is much needed and long overdue.