Friday, August 18, 2006


Just one little instance of the waste. I have often wondered how much of the "emergency" funds that have been granted through congress for the war in Iraq have actually ended up in other places. That's the thing about not declaring war. The Pentegon is not held accountable. As Bat said, Just imagine what would happen if the Pentagon could ever successfully complete an audit or if there was true oversight of Halliburton and other Iraq, Afghanistan and Katrina contractors....
Batocchio sent this article in. Thank you!

By Dan Eggen and Griff Witte
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, August 18, 2006; Page A01

As far as Zalmai Azmi was concerned, the FBI's technological revolution was only weeks away.

It was late 2003, and a contractor, Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), had spent months writing 730,000 lines of computer code for the Virtual Case File (VCF), a networked system for tracking criminal cases that was designed to replace the bureau's antiquated paper files and, finally, shove J. Edgar Hoover's FBI into the 21st century.

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