Is America's Internal Revenue Service spying on people too?
Following the recent IRS scandals, it seems that America's tax collector is now in the market for some pretty fancy spy equipment...
In the midst of a scandal regarding the targeting of conservative or Tea Party groups, you'd think America's Internal Revenue Service (IRS) would want to keep its head down.
Or maybe that's precisely what its trying to do by ordering covert surveillance equipment, DVD burners, cameras and internal hard-drives.
The FBO.gov website reveals that on June 6th, the IRS declared that it intended to "award a Purchase Order to an undisclosed Corporation" for items that are intentionally listed as "vague due to the use and nature of the items".
It then goes on to state that it requires:
- Four Plant Concealment Color 700 Lines Colour IP Camera Concealment with Single Channel Network Server, supports dual video stream, Poe, software included, case included, router included;
- Four covert coffee trays with camera concealment;
- Four remote surveillance systems with built-in DVD burners and two internal hard-drives and cameras;
- Two concealed clock radios;
- Four colour IP camera concealments with single channel network server that support dual video stream, "POE", webviewer and for CMS software to be included.
The primary point of contact listed for the purchase order is Ricardo Carter, Contract Specialist at the IRS.
Watch out, American conservatives. They're doubling down...
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