TSA Wasting Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

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Wasting Money on Screening Machines

They are wasting hundreds of millions of our tax dollars and they get to molest us when we travel. I know, let’s get the GSA after them. They are the ones who monitor these government agencies, right?

When the House panel tried to visit, they were put off for a week. When the panel finally got in to inspect, the TSA tried to slip rotting equipment out the back door.

House Report…”TSA Waste in Procuring, Deploying and Storing Screening Equipment and Technology

On May 9, 2012, an investigative report by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Government Reform and Oversight Committee found that TSA is wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars by inefficiently deploying screening equipment and technology to commercial airports.

When investigators assessed the situation at TSA’s Dallas, Texas, Transportation Logistics Center in February 2012, they observed approximately 5,700 pieces of security equipment held at the site.

They estimated that the non-utilized equipment had a purchase value of $184 million, in addition to the $3.5 million annual cost to lease and manage the warehouse.

In addition to noting serious management and procurement challenges, the report also points out that TSA willfully delayed Congressional oversight of the agency’s logistics center twice in a failed attempt to hide the disposal of approximately 1,300 pieces of equipment.

It also indicates that TSA management potentially violated U.S. law by knowingly providing inaccurate warehouse inventory reports to Congressional staff during an investigative visit…” Keep reading…

This was last year –

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