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Because it's not cheaper to hire someone who knows what to look for to individually take apart each keyboard/mouse and check for bugs/loggers etc....

THe man hours of that vs mass disposal is non comparable.

Gee, they can't hire someone for $50 an hour to check out devices at 1 an hour and thus save $300 being able to recycle it vs throwing it away. Sounds economically disadvantageous to me too. biggrin.gif

But that's not 100% secure, it's easier to hide something then find it. Not to mention the human error of overlooking. I'd say weighing the pros and cons, the little amount they'd save vs security would be much wiser.

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Look. They wanted new equipment. I really think that's the long and the short of it. What you read in reports are just what had to be said to justify it.

This ain't the FBI here, I doubt anyone here actually even heard of this branch before this article.
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The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is an agency in the Department of Commerce that promotes economic development in regions of the US suffering slow growth, low employment, and other economic problems.

Considering how our "economically disadvantaged" areas are only spreading and becoming worse, something tells me there's not a lot of funding for the EDA. Now I don't think they should have gone about this like they did, but hey, there are worse agencies using underhanded tactics to get things done.

edit: I mean srsly, who the hell is going to steal info about our poorest areas? You can't just look around and find out?
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