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Editor's note: If you were wondering why there isn't much going on, we've been very busy getting ready for the launch of our new website. Check back here for details in the coming weeks. In the meantime here's an article about the United States giving a huge contract to the firm that vetted NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and cleared him for intelligence work:

You know all those generals, senators and media personalities that claimed Edward Snowden was a direct and extremely credible threat to national…sorry, homeland security? I wonder why they haven’t said anything at all about this?

US Investigations Services LLC is firm that is accused of defrauding the U.S. government by failing to provide sufficient background checks. Obviously the most famous individual vetted by the firm is Edward Snowden.

Snowden’s in Russia catching up on The Sopranos in Russia.

Now the company that cleared Snowden for work as an analyst and field agent for the so-called intelligence community just got a new $190 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security.

DHS’ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has retained the services of USIS to help run its immigration system.

If you ever wondered what DHS does with all those billions in taxpayer money there it is- they spend it. And usually not very wisely.

So how can this be?

Well it turns out commerce trumps homeland security each and every time.

Federal law requires government agencies like DHS to award contracts to the lowest bidder regardless of whether or not the company in question is any good at what it claims it can do.

It’s like hiring a homeless guy to do brain surgery exclusively because his rates are so affordable. works so cheap.

That should put to rest any questions about whether homeland security is about national security or commerce. No one who takes something like national security seriously is going to try and do it on the cheap.

So why is no one outraged?

The truth is the acronyms make the whole thing virtually impossible to understand.

“DHS hired USIS LLC to run USCIS. USG AWOL.”

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