The Associated Press
TACOMA– An internal review of a statewide agency charged with improving 911 service concludes the office at Camp Murray wasted $700,000.
The News Tribune found in public records that the Enhanced 911 Unit has nothing to show for a now cancelled technology project that involved three years of work.
Internal and external reviews of the effort call attention to apparent ethical lapses surrounding the project.
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At the center of the effort was a purchase from a company called SAS — a purchase that managed to evade both an examination of its effectiveness and a competitive search for the right equipment.
The review documents obtained by The News Tribune mention inattentive management and poor project oversight.