Skip to comments.D.C. lost track of millions to fight bioterror
Posted on 07/08/2005 4:04:02 AM PDT by thegreatbeast
The D.C. government has failed to keep track of millions of dollars in federal bioterrorism funds that it has received since 1999, prompting improper expenditures and spending delays, a recent audit said.
The District has spent or earmarked about half of the $24.4 million that it has received for bioterrorism preparedness from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 1999, the audit said.
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Of course not.
According to the report, the District charged the CDC $100,742 in salary and $18,073 in benefits for one employee, although federal officials had authorized only a $69,906 salary and $12,541 in benefits. The employee was not identified.
"A good job at a good wage", as Mike Dukakis would put it.
Dr. Jeffrey Elting, medical director for bioterrorism-response coordination for the D.C. Hospital Association, said the audit's findings would not reflect recent improvements in bioterrorism spending under Dr. Gregg A. Pane, who took over the department in September.
Of course. You can't blame the new guy.
Man, after awhile this crap is just offensive.
It is perfectly possible to write these stories as soon as the money is allocated.
Anyone who lives in the District of Columbia and pays taxes to this government is a sucker. Anyone who send kids to the D.C. schools is a child abuser.
send = sends.
Washington DC is notorious for "losing" funds.
I always thought it would be better under Tony Williams, buy I see its the SOS.
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