Friday, October 25, 2013

Homeland Security Hiring $80 Million In Armed Guards To Protect IRS And Government Buildings

The Department of Homeland Security is set to spend $80 million dollars on hiring armed guards to protect IRS and other government buildings in upstate New York during “public demonstrations” and “civil disturbances,” once again prompting concerns that the federal agency is preparing for food stamp riots, anti-tax demonstrations or some other form of domestic unrest.
InfoWars outs the posting on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the Federal Protective Service (a unit of the DHS), is looking for a contractor to supply armed Protective Security Officers (PSOs) to guard a variety of government buildings in the region, including “IRS buildings(s) during tax season.”
While the conspiracy theorists seem to be shouting louder and louder, a deeper look at the posting reveals the “fear” of the government.
“PSOs will be required to be armed and some posts may require screening of visitors using x-rays/magnetometers,” states the solicitation.
Describing the jobs under “Temporary Additional Services (TAS), “…increased securityfor special events or high profile visitor to the building, extension of existing post hours in a building to cover seasonal fluctuations (such as at an IRS building during tax season),”
Under Emergency Security Services (ESS) “Deployments may be to large and small-scale events such as natural disasters, civil disturbances, or other unanticipated events on an as-needed basis.”
“This acquisition is for approximately 380,000 hours of Basic Service, 20,000 hours of Temporary Additional Services and 3,500 hours of Emergency Security Services per year. Currently, there are an estimated 205 guards protecting approximately 95 posts at over 55 buildings. The estimated value of this Contract is between $75M and $80M,” states the solicitation.
So readers may be asking why does the DHS feel the need to blow $80 million dollars at a time of cutbacks on yet more armed guards to protect government buildings during “public demonstrations”?

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