Skip to comments.Porn surfing rampant at U.S. science foundation
Posted on 09/29/2009 7:57:08 AM PDT by markomalley
Employee misconduct investigations, often involving workers accessing pornography from their government computers, grew sixfold last year inside the taxpayer-funded foundation that doles out billions of dollars of scientific research grants, according to budget documents and other records obtained by The Washington Times.
The problems at the National Science Foundation (NSF) were so pervasive they swamped the agency's inspector general and forced the internal watchdog to cut back on its primary mission of investigating grant fraud and recovering misspent tax dollars.
For instance, one senior executive spent at least 331 days looking at pornography on his government computer and chatting online with nude or partially clad women without being detected, the records show.
When finally caught, the NSF official retired. He even offered, among other explanations, a humanitarian defense, suggesting that he frequented the porn sites to provide a living to the poor overseas women. Investigators put the cost to taxpayers of the senior official's porn surfing at between $13,800 and about $58,000.
"He explained that these young women are from poor countries and need to make money to help their parents and this site helps them do that," investigators wrote in a memo.
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How does ANY Gov computer access Porn? DoD computers are locked down so tight that one can barely make an internet connection.
Well then for sure these activities qualify as "hard sciences." (cough)
They just need to call it a “study” and get a grant to do this.
for example, think of how much carbon footprint is saved by not cutting down trees or pressing DVDs of porn and just watching it electronically.
PS taxpayers in Indiana fund the Kinsey institute.
Why should we pay for their jollies?
Clinton & Gore: "GOOD Question. Very good question... now I have to be going, too much iced tea..."
LOL! Typical bureaucrat response. I know someone who does work for a university heavily involved in medical research. He said it is all about grant writing to get money from Uncle Sam. He said the incompetence is off the charts. Almost no oversight.
The Science Foundation can’t be very technically inclined. There are hundreds of software systems and packages for sys-admins to install on internal networks that monitor and/or block porn sites, provide summaries to supervisors, even down to the keystrokes and pages being viewed. I’m very surprised. My company invested in this 15 years ago and web abuse went to almost zero. The Science Foundation is sadly outdated and deserves this negative publicity.
I am soooooooo tired of the middle class putting of braces for their children so these frigging criminals can waste our tax dollars.
Hmm.. Suppose Mrs WBill would buy it?
Better to just play it safe.....
A while back I had some time to kill in DC so I went to the MLK public library to use the internet. The computer lab was filled with homeless guys checking out porn. I remember laughing because the browser history on the computer I got was filled with sites like “BlackTail.com” and “BootyMamas.com.” Such a wonderful use of our tax dollars.
just doing research, I’m sure..
“suggesting that he frequented the porn sites to provide a living to the poor overseas women”
I think that’s why Mother Teresa was so fond of her gigolos.
The National Science Foundation must be a key component to Obama’s Stimulus Package.
It also tells you just how “busy” these government employees are.
this will be front page headline and then healthcare will be pusshed into stealth.
We the People have allowed the Washington Boyz to become waaaay tooo comfortable...in that they no longer even recognize their employer.
Where is Tim Curry when you need him?
That’s not news. It will be news if science surfing becomes rampant at a porn foundation.