Wednesday, February 24, 2010

This Gives Me NO Confidence in Homeland Security

From Volokh Conspiracy:
Two Homeland Security agencies lost almost thousand computers in one year

by David Kopel
As detailed in an investigation by the Independence Institute’s Todd Shepherd. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) lost at least 985 computers in the 2008 fiscal year. ICE also lost 13 automobiles, while CBP lost 235 night vision scopes.
I guess I can understand some of the losses, night vision scopes can't be seen after you drop them in the dark, but this is ridiculous. Just kidding on the scope thing.
Update  Feb 25
Instapundit has this update:
ANOTHER UPDATE: A reader emails: “I once worked for a school district where a large number of laptops were reported stolen. It was later discovered that a good portion of these were instances of teachers viewing porn and not knowing how to remove it from the computer. Instead of facing the embarrassment of admitting it, they just reported their laptop as stolen.”

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