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Another $100 Million of Your Federal Taxes Down the Rathole

According to this Los Angeles Times report, posted at Yahoo News, "A new FBI computer program designed to help agents share information to ward off terrorists attacks may have to be scrapped, the agency has concluded, forcing a further delay in a four-year, half-billion-dollar overhaul of its antiquated computer system." The LA Times says that any decision to proceed with new software would "render worthless" about $100 million of the $170 million that has been paid to the contractor. The newspaper identifies a major cause for the financial fiasco, noting, "A Government Accountability Office report last year noted that the FBI had gone through five chief information officers in the preceeding 24 months." But, hey, it's not their money! Hat tip to the Virginia News Source.

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