Our tax dollars at work

Here are two examples of government spending you might want to think about.

The CBC reports that the RCMP is funding two separate data bases. One for BC and one for the rest of the country. This costs the RCMP (the taxpayers) an extra $9 million dollars to support two systems that aren’t integrated. Hmmm. The reason why is mostly politics and could be solved with proper IT systems governance.

The Recovery.gov website is being upgraded for the cost of almost $18 million. This is the website which the US government uses as a vehicle to update the rest of the country on the where, who, what and why of their economic recovery plan. Hmmm. That’s a lot of money for a website.


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