At the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the agency responsible for granting billions of dollars in scientific research grants, the folks who work there apparently have to surf the interwebs to find needy women in other countries who can be helped with our tax dollars. It’s touching, actually.
Apparently, that’s the explanation of one senior exec there who spent at least 331 days looking at porn and chatting with “scantily clad women” while at work.
From the Washington Post:
He explained that these young women are from poor countries and need to make money to help their parents and this site helps them do that," investigators wrote in a memo.
A few other choice tidbits from that article:
The problems at the National Science Foundation (NSF) were so pervasive they swamped the agency's inspector general and forced the internal watchdog to cut back on its primary mission of investigating grant fraud and recovering misspent tax dollars.
"To manage this dramatic increase without an increase in staff required us to significantly reduce our efforts to investigate grant fraud," the inspector general recently told Congress in a budget request. "We anticipate a significant decline in investigative recoveries and prosecutions in coming years as a direct result."