February 27, 1997 in Nation/World

Ins Automation Work Said Poorly Managed

Compiled From Wire Services

A $2.2 billion project to automate many of the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s most important tasks, from airport inspections to tracking illegal immigrants, is in deep trouble, the Justice Department inspector general said Wednesday.

The project has been so poorly managed that it has no internal milestones that would allow project managers and independent auditors to judge whether the project is on schedule or within cost, or to otherwise quantify its progress, the official said.

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