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The FBI Gets Agile
September/October 2011 (vol. 13 no. 5)
pp. 57-59
Chad Fulgham, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Jeffrey Johnson, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Mark Crandall, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Leo Jackson, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Nathan Burrows, Federal Bureau of Investigation

In the basement of the Hoover building in Washington, DC, FBI employees and contractors are working together to create Sentinel, a case-management software system designed to revolutionize how the FBI gathers, stores, and links its data. Learn how the FBI team used agile methods to transform this time-consuming, expensive, and off-track government IT project into a successful program. The FBI's experience in developing Sentinel provides practical insight into how government agencies and other traditionally nonsoftware-development-focused organizations can exploit agile methodologies.

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Keywords: Agile software development, information technology, software development, insourcing
Chad Fulgham, Jeffrey Johnson, Mark Crandall, Leo Jackson, Nathan Burrows, "The FBI Gets Agile," IT Professional, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 57-59, Sept.-Oct. 2011, doi:10.1109/MITP.2011.88
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