While the article doesn't actually mention the Coast Guard, the focus is on the National Security Agency and a project called Trailblazer, the story is similar.
Let us hope that Deepwater has a more successful outcome.
But, then, that's what federal agencies do; agencies for years have
watched massive system modernizations crash and burn. The reasons for these disasters are well-documented and maddeningly similar: insufficient agency management, contractors that overpromised and anemic-to-nonexistent congressional oversight.Egads, that's not happy news.
So why do people keep making the same mistakes? Because it pays.
Storm clouds are a brewing.