Intelligence Contractors Being Paid Millions To Surf The Web, Sext With Teens, Have Affairs With Co-Workers

from the your-tax-dollars-fucking-around dept

Let's review some Intelligence Community terminology, shall we? [All expanded definitions courtesy of Vice News and Jason Leopold's FOIA tenacity.]

"Collect [It] All [These Paychecks You Haven't Earned]"

The Intelligence Community Inspector General (IC IG) Investigations Division (INV) identified [redacted] is an employee of CENTRA* Technology, working on ODNI contract [redacted] The data analysis indicated that [redacted] was not likely present at her assigned worksite for the full period in which she billed the contract. [redacted] 1 June 2012 to 29 July [redacted] billed the government for 630 hours for which she was not present at her worksite.

*Jason Leopold points out CENTRA was contracted to review CIA torture documents. Or NOT review them, as appears to be the case here.

Total cost to taxpayers for [redacted] not being at work? Almost $30,000.

Finding: [redacted] falsely charged approximately 306 hours from 1 June 12 to 29 July 2013. She had a billing rate of $89.14 per hour during this time frame. The total amount of mischarging is approximately $27,301.

"Haystacks [of Single Women]"

In the administrative hearing held on 30 March 2012, [redacted] admitted that while at work he used his AIN connection to purchase non-official plane tickets, send instant messages to friends, and check online dating services. According to [redacted] he accessed these online dating and social accounts to view images of scantily clad or naked women. [Redacted] noted that while on the AlN he used MySpace and Meebo as his means of e-mailing and instant messaging his friends and acknowledged that some of these conversations lasted all day. [Redacted] also explained that 95% of his time spent on the internet was for personal use.

Total tab run up by Lazyass P. Horndog* - $974,000 over six years, with an admitted 95% of that being tax dollars down the drain.

"Incidental Collection [of Money in Exchange for not Doing a Damn Thing]"

Finding: [Redacted] submitted false time cards for approximately 220 hours which he did not work, from 15 FEB 12 until 31 JUL 12. [Redacted's] hourly rate charged to the government was approximately $125 per hour; the total loss to the government for this time frame is approximately $27,500. During the IC IG interview with on 18 October 2012, he admitted that he falsely recorded his time since 2005. Mr. [Redacted] previously worked on the same contract at a facility without [redacted]; therefore the IC IG has no record of his time at work prior to 15 Feb 2012. Mr. [Redacted] charged approximately 8.8 hours per week which he did not work over 25 weeks from 1 January 2005 through 15 Feb 2012. An average of 8.8 hours per week from January 2005 through 15 February 2012, equates to approximately 3,282.4 hours which is an estimated loss of $410,300 (without accounting for rate adjustments).

"Minimization Procedures [for Open Browser Tabs on Government Computers]"

In May 2013. the IC IG Investigations Division obtained additional AIN records of sexual chat. We found that [redacted] began using AIN for sex chat in May 2010 and continued on a near daily basis until his removal ODNI facilities on July 18, 2013, under the direction of agency security officials.

[Redacted] often engaged in as many as 20 exchanges per day seeking sex partners. The majority of [redacted's] sex chat included attempts to establish after work sexual encounters, descriptions of desired sex acts and graphic descriptions of his genitalia.

"Targeted Communications"

Upon discovery of information that [redacted] attempted to establish a sexual relationship with a possible minor residing in northern Virginia, this office referred the matter to the FBI, specifically the Northern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force.

There's way too much fraud, misconduct, and criminal activity in these reports to fully cover here. The 264 pages [PDF] released to Leopold and Vice as the result of an FOIA lawsuit detail extramarital affairs involving supervisors and subordinates, unapproved telecommuting by contractors handling sensitive documents, and page after page of attendance fraud.

Multiple cases are included, most involving hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars of unearned wages. The intelligence community has the big budget and all the manpower it wants, but it apparently doesn't have enough actual work to keep them all busy. Contractors have charged taxpayers for hours they never worked, running personal errands, moonlighting as university instructors, and tending their Farmville crops.

This is the direct result of the community's "collect it all" attitude. If some is good, more is better, and while budgets and staffing expand exponentially, lots and lots of tax dollars are spent paying contractors who aren't doing anything and plenty of other contractors engaged in IC busywork that contributes nothing to the nation's security and safety.


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    Padpaw (profile), 19 Oct 2016 @ 1:37pm

    sounds like business as usual for a criminally corrupt government.

    I would bet all that money they wasted they will be punished for getting caught not for what they did.

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    AricTheRed (profile), 19 Oct 2016 @ 2:12pm

    I can't talk right now I've got a meeting with the Bob's

    I figured out all of the [redacted] employee names.

    It's Peter Gibbons!!

    He still has not come out from under the hypnosis and got contracting positions in the intel community now that the whole Y2K thing is behind us and the bank software has been updated!

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    Brad C (profile), 19 Oct 2016 @ 2:50pm

    I'm sure there's some bad stuff in there, but "office worker spends lots of time screwing around on the internet" isn't exactly news...

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Oct 2016 @ 2:59pm

    If everyone at work stops posting, the internet would be barren.

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    roebling (profile), 19 Oct 2016 @ 3:24pm

    SEC again?

    And this is different from the Securities and Exchange Commission because...

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Oct 2016 @ 4:57pm

    Its not a problem unique to contractors. There have multiple reports of government employees doing similar things, even claiming to their bosses they were really spies and weren't at work bc of it. But they should still be paid

    Even the private sector has the same issues, although they are usually corrected before they get to $100k or more.

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Oct 2016 @ 5:08pm

    Thought they were talking about Hillary

    There's way too much fraud, misconduct, and criminal activity in these reports to fully cover here.

    Then I realized it wasn't; but it should be.

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    MoButterMoBetta (profile), 19 Oct 2016 @ 7:38pm

    They should really think about changing those NOFORN document notations to NOPORN as a reminder.

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Oct 2016 @ 11:42pm

    And to think, Whatever still believes that it's all Snowden's fault.

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    Not an Electronic Rodent (profile), 20 Oct 2016 @ 12:53am

    A steal at twice the price

    Jason Leopold points out CENTRA was contracted to review CIA torture documents. Or NOT review them, as appears to be the case here.

    plus

    Total cost to taxpayers for [redacted] not being at work? Almost $30,000.

    ...from the government's point of view, you'd have to consider that $30,000 to appear to be doing something it has no interest in doing anyway is good value!

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    Anonymous Coward, 20 Oct 2016 @ 6:55am

    Please define AIN

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    Anonymous Coward, 22 Oct 2016 @ 9:37pm

    "This is the direct result of the community's "collect it all" attitude. If some is good, more is better, and while budgets and staffing expand exponentially, lots and lots of tax dollars are spent paying contractors who aren't doing anything and plenty of other contractors engaged in IC busywork that contributes nothing to the nation's security and safety. "

    Nonsense. There have been goldbrickers for decades, regardless of funding.

    "Total tab run up by Lazyass P. Horndog* - $974,000 over six years, with an admitted 95% of that being tax dollars down the drain."

    No. 95% of his time *on the internet* was personal. Percentage of work hours spent on the internet for most people working in those environments is very low.

    Which of course does not excuse their activities. The scary part is despite working in secure environments with badge-in / badge-out and computer use monitoring, these people didn't get caught for years!

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