Federal documents obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that two divisions of the Department of Homeland Security – charged with assuring the integrity of U.S. borders and the safety of residents – lost nearly three computers every day for a year.
But an official statement assures citizens that no “sensitive” data was lost.
A report on the computers, which were designated as “lost” or “not found during physical inventory,” was issued by the Independence Institute in Golden, Colo., after it obtained the federal paperwork.
Federal agencies also “lost” several computer switches valued at some $90,000 apiece and a multitude of vehicles, including a truck worth about $116,000.
But Jon Caldara, president of the institute, said the absence of documentation about the information on the missing computers
is what is most alarming.
Now, the article goes on to say “there’s no need to be alarmed, “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain”. This administration is a piece of work. Well all bureaucracies really. When I worked for the state as a Nursing supervisor, five years ago, they bought all new computers for every department, but they did not wipe the hard drives clean so everyone’s passwords and any personal information that you were stupid enough to store on, said hard drive, went out into the public. Nice huh?
Not only did they use your tax dollars to update the computers, but they had to hire people to get the computers back and wipe the hard drives.
I love the government.
The report by the Independence Institute’s Todd Shepherd revealed that for fiscal year 2008, inventories from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Customs and Border Protection divisions show employees collaborated to lose no fewer than 985 computers.
Last week on our radio show; the UncooperativeRadio show. We reported that The Department of Homeland Security was loosing firearms as well. What the Hell?
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