A still-ongoing program devised by President Barack Obama to bring Silicon Valley tech types into the federal government to foster innovation instead descended into repeated rule violations, massive financial losses, and retaliation against a whistleblower who called attention to potential violations of the law, government records show.
The Daily Wire reported last week that the General Services Administration (GSA) Inspector General found that GSA’s disruptive tech unit, the Technology Transformation Service (TTS), tricked federal agencies into violating security standards by omitting facial recognition from software designed to lock up highly sensitive information — reasoning internally that such software was racist. It falsely told the agencies that its solution met the security standards, obtaining $197 million in part on the basis of the false representation. GSA said
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