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Friday, February 13, 2015

EPA threatens national security by allowing porn viewing and storage of files often loaded with viruses and malware, even gives bonuses for this potentially fatal behavior on government computers. Career EPA official viewed porn even as IG agent arrived for interview-Free Beacon

When an OIG special agent arrived at this employee’s work space to conduct an interview, the special agent witnessed the employee actively viewing pornography on his government-issued computer."
  
2/11/15, "Bill targets pornography viewing on agency computers," Sean McCalley, federalnewsradio.com

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"Federal employees shouldn't watch hours upon hours of porn at work, according to a new bill from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.).
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The Eliminating Pornography from Agencies Act would try to stop federal employees from accessing, watching, or sharing pornography on government- issued computers and devices
 
The inspiration for the bill, said Meadows in a release, came from Inspector General reports on the Environmental Protection Agency. The IG found multiple cases of EPA employees working hard at watching porn. 
"One EPA employee was viewing as much as 6 hours of pornography a day in his office," said Meadows. "The same federal employee was found to have downloaded as many as 7,000 pornographic files onto his government computer."
 
Another IG report detailed one employee who pleaded guilty to using his EPA email account to access an Internet site with child pornography.
.. Meadows, the chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, noted most agencies already have specific rules to prevent this behavior from happening. 
 But still, "It continues to take place. There is absolutely no excuse for federal employees to be viewing and downloading pornographic materials on the taxpayers' dime," he said.

On top of the damage a co-worker who watches porn at work does to office morale, it's a safety issue. 
"Downloading these files, which are often ridden with viruses and malware, poses a cybersecurity threat at our federal agencies," said Meadows."

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EPA rewards behavior that endangers all Americans: 

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5/7/14, "EPA Gave Huge Bonus To Porn Addicted Employee," Washington Free Beacon  
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"The EPA confirmed Wednesday that one of their employees, who was rewarded with “performance awards” watched pornography while on the job, as previously reported by the Washington Free Beacon.
.. Rep. John Mica (R., Fla) questioned Allan Williams, the deputy assistant inspector general for investigations at the House Oversight Committee over the employees’ “work activities.”
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So this guy is making $120,000, spending two to six hours a day looking at porno. Then this information I have is he received performance awards during the time period?” Mica asked Williams.
Williams responded, “Uh, he possibly did. Yes, sir.”
Mica, frustrated with Williams’ inadequate answer, told him that a gentleman in the back of the room was nodding his head in response to his question, prompting Williams to finally admit “He did receive performance awards.”"

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 7,000 porn files stored on government computers:
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5/7/14, "Extreme Pornography Agency: EPA official caught with more than 7,000 porn files on government computer," Washington Free Beacon, by CJ Ciaramella
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"An Environmental Protection Agency official spent up to six hours a day on the taxpayer dime looking at pornography, according to the EPA Inspector General. . Allan Williams, the deputy assistant inspector general for investigations, told the House Oversight Committee Wednesday that his office had discovered an EPA official who habitually watched porn on a government computer.
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“One such investigation involves a career EPA employee who allegedly stored pornographic materials on an EPA network server shared by colleagues,” Williams testified.When an OIG special agent arrived at this employee’s work space to conduct an interview, the special agent witnessed the employee actively viewing pornography on his government-issued computer. Subsequently, the employee confessed to spending, on average, between two and six hours per day viewing pornography while at work. The OIG’s investigation determined that the employee downloaded and viewed more than 7,000 pornographic files during duty hours.”"... .

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Added: The above is peanuts. EPA has its own in-house DHS which is used to prevent necessary oversight of its activities on behalf of chump American taxpayers. In 2014 the IG reported he's blocked from doing necessary EPA investigations:
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5/9/14, "EPA’s Scandals Go Far Beyond Porn," GlobalWarming.org, Myron Ebell  
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"The really explosive testimony came from Deputy Inspector General Patrick Sullivan: . page 2 of testimony: "The EPA OIG’s Office of Investigations is being impeded from fulfilling its responsibilities by actions of the EPA’s internal Office of Homeland Security (OHS), a unit within the Office of the Administrator. OHS is overseen by Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming, who serves as Chief of Staff to Administrator Gina McCarthy....
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I would like to go on record today and state that, as the official in charge of internal investigations at the EPA, I am very concerned that vital information regarding suspected employee and contractor misconduct is being withheld from the OIG. Because OHS continues to block my office’s access to information essential to the OIG’s work, I cannot assure the committee that we are doing everything possible to root out other “John Beales” who may be at the EPA or other malfeasance of similar magnitude. I wholeheartedly believe that the current situation represents a significant liability for the EPA, the Congress and the American taxpayers. In short, the actions of OHS violate the IG Act, the very legislation that Congress passed to ensure federal agencies have oversight to prevent and detect fraud waste and abuse. Without a shred of doubt, I can say that OHS is preventing the OIG from doing what Congress has mandated us to do."...


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Comment: A criminal mob is running this country.
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