By Shepard Ambellas
Around $3 million of taxpayer money was wasted and or potentially used in a massive cover-up of some sort by the EDA.
The United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently went way out of their way by “mistake” to destroy 146 computers and other electronic equipment worth over $170,000.
The decision was passed off as a mistake by the EDA’s Chief Technology Officer and the Cyber Incident Response Team. In fact journalist Stephen C. Webster reported, “It started when the Department of Commerce’s cyber incident response team mistakenly claimed that 146 out of 250 systems on the department’s network had malware. They later corrected that claim when a lower-level network tech noticed that 146 actually referred to the number of computers the EDA had on the department’s network. The real number of systems infected with malware was just two.
That correction was not quite clear enough, the OIG report explains. “As a result, EDA continued to believe a widespread malware infection was affecting its systems,” investigators wrote. Federal News Radio reporter Jason Miller described what happened next, writing on Monday that the EDA’s reaction “ended up costing the agency more than $2.7 million to clean up and reconfigure its network and computers.”
The EDA then went on to replace the entire network of computers for a total cost of around $3 million in taxpayer monies. Pretty sad coming from an agency who’s mission statement reads, “To lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.”
One has to question the validity of the official report. Why would the government spend $3 million to destroy and obtain new equipment for no good reason?
There is likely more to the story than meets the eye.
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