Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wasting taxpayer dollars one byte at a time

The Navy leases out-of-date unreliable equipment for their network from HP.

For anyone familiar with government networks, that's no surprise. Generally, they are out-of-date and slow, all justified in the name of security.

But, as this article on wired.com points out, the security is actually weaker...and much more expensive...than anyone would expect to pay today.

The net net of this - poor performance, frequent failures, and an insecure network. The cost - $3.3 billion.

But hey...it's just the Navy. It's not like they're defending our shores or anything.

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