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Nuclear detectors a $4 billion bust

By Ed O'Keefe

Bottom line: The left hand didn't talk to the right hand and a big expensive machine didn't fit where it was supposed to, according to SpyTalk man Jeff Stein:

The Department of Homeland Security spent billions of dollars on machines to intercept nuclear terrorists that were too big for border inspection lanes, the Government Accountabiity Office reported Wednesday.
Why? "Because during the first year or more of the program," the auditors said, the two DHS units involved -- the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office and Customs and Border Protection -- "had few discussions about operating requirements at ports of entry."
"CBP officials said they made it clear to DNDO," the report said, "that they did not want the [nuclear detecting] machines because they would not fit in primary inspections lanes and would slow down the flow of commerce through these lanes and cause significant delays."

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By Ed O'Keefe  | September 16, 2010; 10:15 AM ET
Categories:  Oversight  
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This counts a stimulus though, right? Like the money hole. Someone was paid to make it and now someone will be paid to destroy it.

Posted by: jiji1 | September 16, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

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