6 Years, $1.7 Bil Later DHS Visa System Deemed Failure

While stories abound of government wasting our tax dollars, here is one that never the less sticks out; an automated Homeland Security system that cost a mind-boggling $1.7 billion and took nearly six years to develop has turned out to be a malfunctioning boondoggle.

Unfortunately, the government regularly fleeces American taxpayers in this manner. The failed system was supposed to speed up the way immigration forms are processed, but instead it takes twice as long with the multi-billion-dollar, state-of-the-art flop. You can’t make this stuff up! It’s all documented in a scathing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General report that blasts the monstrous agency for, among other things, “poor planning.”

The failed experiment, known as Electronic Immigration System (ELIS),was launched in 2013 with a $536,000 contract that quickly ballooned before authorities admitted it was a failure. It was supposed to improve the current method of processing forms for benefits, visas and refugee requests at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the DHS agency that oversees lawful immigration to the country. USCIS has more than 5 million people on visa waiting lists and federal officials tried to find a way to speed things up.

Instead, the costly new system drastically slows the process down despite its astounding $1.7 billion price tag. It requires federal workers to dedicate twice as much time to each application, completely defeating the purpose. “The electronic immigration system was supposed to provide a more efficient and higher quality adjudication process,” the DHS watchdog report says. “However, instead of improved efficiency, time studies conducted by service centers show that adjudicating on paper is at least two times faster than adjudicating in ELIS.”

So what now? The government plans to spend more money in a desperate effort to improve this pricey disaster. The IG report says at least $58 million will be spent on trying to improve its speed, by among other things, reducing the number of “clicks” needed to process a form. The problem has been pinpointed to the system’s “existing architecture,” which consists of 29 commercial software products that are “difficult to integrate.” The $58 million investment is expected to make modifications that hopefully create a “more flexible architecture.”

Since it was created by Congress to protect the nation from another terrorist attack after 9/11, DHS has wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on all sorts of outrageous experiments that have failed miserably. Among them is a highly touted system that was supposed to spot terrorists at airports. It was called Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) and it burned through a ghastly $878 million in six years before the agency finally pulled the plug last year because it proved repeatedly to be useless.

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The DHS is a waste of money. They are just another arm of the government that needs to be done away with. The sooner the better. We do not need half the government departments, hell they do not do anything worth while anyway.

Not surprising, given the ACA debacle, and that still doesn't work.  Everything this Administration does turns out to be trash and costs the taxpayers triple or quadruple of what a name brand Software Company, like Oracle, could do it.  I can hardly wait for November.

This is depressing. What good will the November election be when it can be stolen, again?

Unfortunately, Congress and the Federal gov't cling to the belief that the "Digital Age" will make gov't... Faster, Cheaper, and Easier. Nothing could be further from the truth. If DHS were to have any remorse over their lavish spending habits, they should hand over the 7,000 MRAPs to the Kurds who could use some study bullet-proof vehicles.

WE need to Abolish the DHS didn't need them before Bush and DON'T need them now we the people are the original Homland security , and a well armed citizentry is still the best security system . ABOLISH DHS.

When IDIOTS  elect IDIOTS this is what we get.

What good are they. Terrorists are pouring across the border. We are going to have to deal with it.

Just wondering how many of obozo's friends made money on this?   

ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT IS CREATED
BY THE GOVERNMENT IS A DISASTER !
WHAT THE GOVERNMENT CREATES IS CREATED
FOR THERE BENEFIT ONLY !

We want our money back. Incompetent Government. Bet much of it lined politicians pockets. follow the money.

ABSOLUTE "IDIOCY" SIMPLY DOESN"T WORK, BUT THE "IDIOTS" IN GOVERNMENT JUST KEEPS THROWING MONEY AT IT!!!                                                                                                                  DHS IS AN OBAMA ASS KISSING GROUP OF "BLACK" MUSLIM/COMMUNIST MINIONS, ALONG WITH A VERY "BLACK" CAIR, ALONG WITH A VERY "BLACK" CORE ALL SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABOLISHED AND DESTROYED YEARS AGO, HOWEVER YOUR GLORIOUS MUSLIM/COMMUNIST "DICTATOR" LEADER HAS TURNED THEM INTO HIS PRIVATE "RACIST" ARMY OF DESTRUCTION TO THE CONSTITUTION, THE BILL OF RIGHTS AND THE FREEDOMS OF MEN!!!                                       ALL OF THESE ROGUE TRAITOROUS GROUPS ARE KEPT IN POWER BY A MARXIST MUSLIM COMMUNIST ALLAH WORSHIPPING "SHARIA LAW FOLLOWER" "DICTATOR" KNOWN AS BARACK OBAMA AND HIS CRIMINALLY CONSPIRING "PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST" ( COMMUNIST) DEMOCRAP PARTY!!!                                                                                                                        THE 2014 ELECTION IS SWIFTLY ARRIVING!   IT IS UP TO YOU AMERICA, THE CONSTITUTION OF COMMUNISM?????    YOUR CHOICE!

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Obama Lies Again: – Ignores That The Year After Signing The Stimulus More Than (4) Million Jobs Were Lost

Former President Obama, the only President in US history who had his FBI and other Intel agencies spy on the opposition party candidate, claims that he created the great economy that Americans are enjoying today. The only thing Obama created was debt and massive job losses with his horrible economic recovery.

Yesterday the former President tweeted an effort to take credit for President Trump’s successful economy:

Joe Hoft@joehoft

Of course another @BarackObama lie. He can’t open his mouth without lying. 11 years ago the US lost (4.3) million jobs over the next 12 months. Horrible liar. https://twitter.com/barackobama/status/1229432034650722304 

Barack Obama  @BarackObama

Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history.

President Obama’s policies were a disgrace and a failure. He doubled the national debt in spite of zero interest rates from the Fed. His recovery was the worst in US history.

Also, Obama’s assertion is just plain false. The ‘Stimulus’ was passed in February 2009 right after Obama took over the Presidency. He promised to not pass any bills for at least a week to allow for the bills to be read by the people but lied as soon as he was sworn in. The Stimulus was hundreds and hundreds of pages of government handouts to Democrat districts and it was close to $1 million. This was not what America needed and it led to the Tea Party.

Far-left Wikipedia has this to say about the Stimulus:

Note that in his infinite wisdom, NYT economist Paul Krugman is credited with arguing that “the stimulus was far smaller than the economic crisis warranted”. (He also said the markets would crash and burn if President Trump was elected President.)

The data shows that the 12 months after Obama’s stimulus, the US lost 4.3 million jobs:

In Obama’s first three years he netted a loss of 1.5 million jobs compared to President Trump who has added more than 6.7 million jobs.

When it comes to the economy, the billionaire schools the community organizer every time.

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