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The Government's Gadget Habit 159 159

sanzibar writes "The Federal procurement database reveals millions of dollars are being spent on gadgets. Over the past 10 years, the US government has spent $117 million on BlackBerries (including service plans), almost $18 million on iOS devices, about $1 million on PS3s, over $500k on Xboxes, and somehow, $12k on Zunes."
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The Government's Gadget Habit

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  • kudos (Score:5, Interesting)

    by yagu (721525) * <yayagu.gmail@com> on Friday June 17, 2011 @01:28PM (#36476994) Journal
    If you compare that money against the total government expenditures, I'd guess percentage-wise they're spending far less on gadgets from their budget than the average consumer. Maybe we should be congratulating them.

    Of course, there may be buried beneath all the other expenditures many gadgets that don't show up as itemized and measurable.

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