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$30M Worth of Radio Equipment Left to Collect Dust in Warehouse

Updated: Monday, October 14 2013, 07:49 PM CDT
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Homeland Security agents complained about critical equipment shortages after nearly $30 million worth of radio equipment was left to collect dust in a warehouse. The Inspector General says the equipment sat unused for up to 2 years, leaving border agents without a way to communicate. The Washington Times, our investigative media partner, says the IG's findings are breathtaking considering the danger involved with being a border agent. The Department of Homeland Security wins this week's Golden Hammer Award. To find out what Homeland Security did to fix the inventory snafu,CLICK HERE.

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