USDA intern program spent $2 M, hired ONE intern

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The USDA released a report this morning of an audit done by the Office of Inspector General.

One of their findings? An intern program that got two million bucks – and hired one intern.

From their executive summary:

We continue to find that OCIO’s efforts should have been strategically planned, prioritized, and managed in order to be more effective. First, we found that several of OCIO’s projects did not meet the purposes outlined in the Congressional request for funding or address the Department’s most critical IT security concerns. For example, OCIO funded an intern program for a total of $2 million which, while funded as a security enhancement project, only resulted in one intern being hired full-time…

Sounds like a job for Frugal Dougall!

(h/t Liberty News)

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2 Responses to “USDA intern program spent $2 M, hired ONE intern”

  1. markg91359 Says:

    You probably believe that because of one problem like this that drastic action like cutting all future Medicare spending is necessary. The right wing constantly dredges up minor examples like this to justify attempts to wipe out programs that millions of people depend upon. The correct response is more auditing and vigilance to try to prevent things like this from occurring. Need I point out that the government uncovered the abuse here and is remedying it?

  2. pops Says:

    So when are they going to fix the postal service?

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