I love a good story, but I am wondering if someone is pulling our chains with one making the rounds recently:
"The IRS, currently in the midst of scandals involving the targeting of conservative groups and lavish taxpayer-funded conferences, is ordering surveillance equipment that includes hidden cameras in coffee trays, plants and clock radios.
The IRS wants to secure the surveillance equipment quickly – it posted a solicitation on June 6 and is looking to close the deal by Monday, June 10. The agency already has a company lined up for the order but is not commenting on the details.
“The Internal Revenue Service intends to award a Purchase Order to an undisclosed Corporation,” reads the solicitation."
Unfortunately, I am not sure this one is a joke as it appears to be quite real. While it seems someone with a little James Bond (or maybe more appropriately Q) in them is enjoying themselves, it certainly hasn't been a good few weeks news-wise for the IRS...