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US Marshals Just Kind of Lost 2K Radios

US Marshals Just Kind of Lost 2K Radios
Posted Monday, July 22nd 2013 @ 10am  by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– The US Marshals aren't quite sure what happened to some 2,000 of their encrypted two-way radios—gear that's worth at least $6 million, according to one estimate. The agency says the "issue is in large part attributable to poor record-keeping as a result of an older property-management system, as opposed to equipment being lost," the Wall Street Journal reports. Still, officials cite a major problem: "Simply put, the entire system is broken," agents said in a 2011 presentation. "The 800 pound elephant in the room needs to finally be acknowledged."

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