Homeland Security – Misnomer Extraordinaire

Wow, that’™s lots of missing laptops. I have a tendency to think that the bulk of government expenditures are plain and simple embezzlement, so they probably just gave all these computers to their kids, but sheesh, these guys can’™t do anything right.

A new report from the Government Accountability Office finds that more [...]

Commentary By: somegirl

Wow, that’™s lots of missing laptops. I have a tendency to think that the bulk of government expenditures are plain and simple embezzlement, so they probably just gave all these computers to their kids, but sheesh, these guys can’™t do anything right.

A new report from the Government Accountability Office finds that more than 100 laptop computers purchased with cards that the Homeland Security Department issued after hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast last year are missing and presumed stolen.

According to GAO, the computers purchased by employees of DHS’™ Federal Emergency Management Agency had a value of $300,000. More than 20 printers worth $84,000 are also missing and presumed stolen, the report states.

Another three laptop computers purchased by the Coast Guard are also missing and presumed stolen.

ï–¿–½A weak control environment and breakdowns in key controlsï–¿–½ left DHS vulnerable to fraud and abuse, states the report, prepared with the participation of DHSï–¿–½ Office of the Inspector General.

$3000 laptops and $4000 printers’¦pretty fancy. Welcome to Iraq-lite.

Friday, September 29th, 2006 by Richard Blair |

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