Friday, May 25, 2007

Big Government responds to Frank Beckmann

Yesterday, I was on WJR with Frank Beckmann exposing massive mismanagement within the Department of Information Technology and the Office of Management and Budget. Apparently, I touched a nerve. The governor sent Lisa Webb Sharpe, director of the OMB to talk to Frank and give a rebuttal. The interview is on the link below.

http://www.wjr.net/Article.asp?id=413143&spid=6525

Just to review one of the most glaring examples of government mismanagement, the Dept. of Information Technology (DIT) had a 40 month contract with Policy Studies, Inc. worth $5.5 million for project management services for the Child Support Enforcement system. By the end of the 40 months actual expenditures for these services was $200 million! The oversight alone amounted to $161,000 per DAY, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Wow, that's some consultant!

You can view the audit for yourself at this web site: http://audgen.michigan.gov/comprpt/docs/r5051005.pdf

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please continue to inform us. If DMB mismanaged these contracts to that extent, why is the DMB being given all accounting funtions and Civil Service / Human Resource oversite??????????

Stop the madness now, before it is too late...

oldsalt said...

These guys are good! I should be into consulting - if only I had no conscience or care for the good hard working people of the state of Michigan. But I will not despair... Or shall I? Check out a fitting piece of art at http://www.despair.com/consulting.html.