Oregon Radio System Failures

Number 24720
Subject State Government
Source Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
State OR
Year 2010
Publication Date 05/30/2010; 09/22/2010; 12/12/2010; 12/13/2010; 12/14/2010; 12/16/2010
Summary In 2005, Oregon launched a $414 million project to build an emergency radio network that would allow public safety officers to communicate to each other in a crisis. This investigation shows that project officials had misled lawmakers and the public about the tremendous cost to the state and falsified progress reports given to the legislature and governor.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 20
Keywords radio; budgets; cost; public safety; whistleblower
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