Monday, March 31, 2008

Fatherland Security Lashes Out At IBM

IBM is restricted from bidding on any new contracts with the Federal Government. This was done at the behest of DHS.

IBM and several of its employees have been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury on interactions between Environmental Protection Agency and IBM employees, a company spokesman said today.

The subpoenas, which were issued March 28 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, stem from an EPA investigation into allegations IBM improperly obtained information about a contract it was bidding on from EPA employees, said Fred McNeese, an IBM spokesman.

Earlier in the day Federal Times learned the EPA indefinitely suspended IBM from doing business with federal agencies. The suspension was posted on March 27 on a GSA Web site that lists companies barred from receiving federal contracts — Excluded Parties List System.

Wow, it seems not a new day dawns that doesn't bring some new complete load of crap out of the Bush administration. So, if you are Halliburton, or KBR, or Blackwater, you can drive away with billions of the public coffers but cross some lickspittle sycophant at Homeland Security and watch your blue-chip stock plummet. Just goes to show you, make sure you bow to the Steroid-SS at the airport, if you refuse to OBEY, you do so at your own peril.