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Homeland Security Has Spent $430 Million on Radios Its Employees Don’t Know How to Use

Only one of 479 Department of Homeland Security employees surveyed were able to find the designated secure channel on their radios.

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Nov. 27, 2012, 8:40 p.m.

I am not surprised that the government cannot purchase radio equipment that is user friendly enough and not train the personel required to use them.
Amateur (ham) radio operators are better trained, familiar with ther equipment much of which can communicate world wide when needed.  Amateur radio works when other forms of communication fail or become innadaquate.  Before spending big bucks from a company only interested in their profit, talk with people that have acturlly done it.


Nov. 28, 2012, 12:04 a.m.

430 million.

How many poor children could have received nutrition, health care, and education with that money.

And no one will be held accountable.


Nov. 28, 2012, 12:46 a.m.

Hmmm! You are undoubtedly right.

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