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IRS awards Equifax no-bid, $7.25 million contract after hack

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posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 11:47 AM
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Just because your resume says you exposed the personal data, including Social Security numbers, of some 143 million Americans while practicing unsafe security, it doesn't mean you can't score a multi-million dollar contract with the Internal Revenue Service. That's the case even if your name is Equifax and you're being contracted by the IRS to "verify taxpayer identity" to combat fraud.

The $7.25 million no-bid contract to Equifax was posted the last day of the fiscal year, Saturday, on the government's Federal Business Opportunities database. It was awarded Friday, three weeks after Equifax announced what Ars has described as "very possibly the worst leak of personal info ever." According to the posting, Equifax will "assist in ongoing identity verification and validations" for the IRS.
Further Reading
Why the Equifax breach is very possibly the worst leak of personal info ever

The contract was a "sole source order." That means the IRS has determined that Equifax was the only company deemed capable of performing the contract, according to Politico

arstechnica.com...


I am not surprised. USA USA USA USA The nonsense goes on and on.




posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 11:57 AM
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It will go down as one of the most ironic no-bid deals of the year !!



I wonder who "approved" this anyway ?



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 12:00 PM
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posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 06:34 PM
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