The Department of Homeland Sercurity lost over 1000 computers last year

@teamrose (1499)
United States
February 24, 2010 4:28pm CST
But the inventories of lost stolen and damaged equipment don’t stop with just computers. They include radiation detectors, night vision scopes (hundreds of them), night vision goggles, lost vehicles, lost blackberries, computer servers, expensive radios and radio repeaters. http://biggovernment.com/tshepherd/2010/02/24/dept-of-homeland-security-loses-over-1000-computers-in-one-year/
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
25 Feb 10
If they can't find aliens lost on our side of the border, how do you expect them to find stuff like lost vehicles? Having once worked in the Federal Government, I can tell you the rules were screwed up for a long time. Only supervisors could be responsible for equipment, vehicles, etc. And as a supervisor, I got nailed once for "losing" $30,000 worth of computers, animal traps, binoculars, etc., but no vehicles or radios... We eventually resolved the issue and they eventually changed the rules department (Department of Defense) wide. The minute the rules changed I made each employee accountable for the equipment assigned to him/her. Guess what? We didn't "lose" stuff quite as often. And the minute something was broken, the employee was in my office explaining what happened. Before I'd never have heard.
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
25 Feb 10
Most of our government employees are involved in some type of under handed endeavor. Thief is just one more nail in the coffin.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
25 Feb 10
I wouldn't say "most", but I would agree their are some. I never caught any.
24 Feb 10
Good grief, I've heard of government departments losing things like laptops, but computer servers and even vehicles? Are you sure it's not the Department of Homeland Insecurity? Maybe they'd lose less kit if every time an employee had the use of an item, they had to sign for it, and they'd be liable to pay for it if it was lost.