Monday, November 23, 2015

$1 Billion U.S. Bio-Terror System is Busted, Can't Get Job Done

From the article: 
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the BioWatch system used to fight against bioterrorism is useless.
"You can't claim it works," Timothy Persons, GAO's chief scientist, told The Los Angeles Times.
The scientists often find "numerous false alarms" since they cannot "distinguish between harmless germs and the lethal pathogens that terrorists" would use in an attack. Despite the evidence, the Department of Homeland Security still shows off the alleged "effectiveness while seeking to upgrade it with new technology."

Great.  Another useless government project.  Another $1B, as in billion, pissed away.  No one will be held accountable.