The FBI’s Sentinel Program Recognized by Computerworld as a 2013 Honors Laureate
Washington (June 2013) – The FBI’s Sentinel program was recently recognized by IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program as a 2013 Laureate. These annual awards honor visionary applications of information technology (IT) promoting positive social, economic, and educational change. Sentinel, the FBI’s case management system enables faster, more comprehensive, and more secure information sharing among Bureau agents, field offices, and analysts.
This year’s 267 Laureates were identified in eleven categories. The FBI was awarded in the category of Safety and Security which recognizes organizations for the development or application of IT to measurably improve the safety and security of the populations they serve.
Jeffrey C. Johnson, Assistant Director of the FBI’s IT Management Division and Chief Technology Officer, as well as lead for the Sentinel program, accepted the award on behalf of the FBI. “This prestigious award is a great honor and acknowledges the hard work and dedication of the FBI to accomplish the Sentinel system,” Johnson said. “Sentinel is providing the FBI with a critical tool it needs to achieve its mission, and we are grateful that the innovation and hard work of the team who built and implemented Sentinel is being honored.”
The awards were presented June 3, 2013, during a ceremony at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.