Laptop Porn for Kids on Federal Government Computers

Federal worker brought computers home from the job and let her kids watch laptop porn, then defended her decision.

Bob Allen has written about how government employees caught wasting countless hours on porn at work are allowed to keep their jobs. The fact that Congress has felt the need to pass a law to halt the Federal worker porn habit tells you that it is a serious problem.

So here is more evidence from the Washington Post: “Commerce official let her kids watch porn on federal computers, then told investigators she saw nothing wrong with it.”

A high-ranking official at the Commerce Department took at least seven government computers home, an IT smorgasbord from iPads to Dell desktops that she rarely used for work. And if that wasn’t enough, she allowed her kids to download pornography and “racially offensive materials,” an investigation found.

When investigators started asking questions, they said, she tampered with evidence by erasing the offending material on some of the computers — and in retaliation moved to discipline a woman on her staff who cooperated with the probe.

This accumulation of misdeeds described by the Commerce Department watchdog in an investigative report released last week also included a layover in Paris en route to a European conference, partly funded by taxpayers. The official told colleagues her primary reason for going to the conference was to shop, the report said.

Investigators said they also found a suspicious pattern of inconsistencies in when the official said she was working and what the swipe records on her security badge showed, including one day when she said she was on the clock for eight hours — but really worked just 20 minutes.

“The evidence revealed that [the official] engaged in a troubling pattern of conduct exhibiting a disregard for and abuse of government resources,” said the report by acting inspector general David Smith.

The weirdest part, to me, is that this anonymous high-ranking official defended her behavior:

The official told investigators that she saw nothing wrong with letting her kids watch porn on the computers, because they weren’t doing it during work hours or harming national security.

“ [She] stated that accessing such a site would be inappropriate either during work time or when it poses a security risk, but that otherwise she ‘would not feel like [she was] doing anything inappropriate based on what [she] know[s] about the policy is for — government equipment and the use — and the use of it,’” the inspector general’s office wrote.

Is anyone surprised that this degenerate character works for the Federal government? How else are they wasting our money?