IRS’ mysterious urgent purchase order for spying equipment
2013 06 11

By Michael Dorstewitz | Biz Pac Review

As if the employees and higher-ups at the Internal Revenue Service haven’t embroiled the agency in enough scandal, a new one has just popped up that has government observers engaged in a bit of head-scratching. The agency is purchasing surveillance equipment.

Making it even more of a mystery, the IRS seems in something of a rush to buy it. The agency solicited bids on Thursday for, among other items, hidden cameras in coffee trays, plants and clock radios, and made a deal four days later, June 10, according toCNS News.

“The Internal Revenue Service intends to award a Purchase Order to an undisclosed Corporation,” according to the bid request.

“The following descriptions are vague due to the use and nature of the items,” it continued.

“If you feel that you can provide the following equipment, please respond to this email no later than 4 days after the solicitation date.”

It then listed the items the IRS is seeking to purchase as follows:

(QTY 4) Plant Concealment Color 700 Lines Color IP Camera Concealment with Single Channel Network Server, supports dual video stream, Poe, software included, case included, router included

(QTY 4) Covert Coffee tray with Camera concealment

(QTY 4) Remote surveillance system, Built-in DVD Burner and 2 Internal HDDs, cameras

(QTY 2) Concealed clock radio

(QTY 4) Color IP Camera Concealment with single channel network server, supports dual video stream, poe, webviewer and cms software included, audio

The bid request notes the “Place of performance” as being “1111 Constitution Ave North West, District of Columbia 20224, United States,” which is the headquarters building for the IRS according to Google Maps.

The agency’s troubles began with the discovery that it had targeted conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status, a scandal that began with a few Ohio agents, and has so far mushroomed to 88 agents and touched senior IRS officials in Washington.

[...]

Read the full article at: bizpacreview.com




Related Articles
Sinister Sites - IRS Headquarters, Maryland
IRS Scandal - "This is Tyrannical"
Bilderberg 2013: Birth of the Global Tax System
In America, taxes are voluntary but if you choose to not pay, you’ll be forced to ‘voluntarily’ comply
Texas power company collects $500 million in ’taxes’ that don’t exist
How the Beatles Dealt With a 98% Income Tax (That’s right 98%)
“Hoarders Tax” is right out of the hard core statist playbook


Latest News from our Front Page

Extremists to have Facebook and Twitter vetted by anti-terror police
2014 09 30
Theresa May to announce new Extremist Disruption Orders to strengthen counter-terrorism if the Tories win the next general election Extremists will have to get posts on Facebook and Twitter approved in advance by the police under sweeping rules planned by the Conservatives. They will also be barred from speaking at public events if they represent a threat to “the functioning of democracy”, ...
Scottish Independence: Protesters demand revote
2014 09 30
Pro-independence campaigners gathered outside the Scottish Parliament for the second day in a row, this time to demand a revote of the September 18 referendum. While yesterday’s “Rally For A Revote” saw the return of Saltires and Yes banners to Holyrood, it did not match the turnout for the “Voice Of The People” rally held on Saturday, when up 3000 people ...
Water rationing hits California: limit of 50 gallons per person per day or face fines of $500
2014 09 29
Millions of Californians are about to be hit with strict water rationing -- daily "allocation" numbers that represent the maximum amount of water you’re allowed to use for any purpose. Households that exceed the allocation limit will face stiff fines of hundreds of dollars per violation. "In July, the State Water Resources Control Board passed stage one emergency regulations, giving powers ...
Much of Earth’s Water is Older than the Sun
2014 09 29
Much of the water on Earth and elsewhere in the solar system likely predates the birth of the sun, a new study reports. The finding suggests that water is commonly incorporated into newly forming planets throughout the Milky Way galaxy and beyond, researchers said — good news for anyone hoping that Earth isn’t the only world to host life. “The implications of ...
Did the Vikings Get a Bum Rap?
2014 09 29
A Yale historian wants us to rethink the terrible tales about the Norse. This illustration shows the stereotype of Viking marauders wreaking mayhem, even on clergy. The scene depicts the monastery at Clonmacnoise, Ireland. The Vikings gave no quarter when they stormed the city of Nantes, in what is now western France, in June 843—not even to the monks barricaded in the ...
More News »