10-12-18 08:51:00,

According to the website, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) awarded a contract to an American defense company to build a vacuum cleaner for surveillance purposes.

A California-based company called Special Services Group, LLC. received a $42,595 contract on November 28 to manufacture a “custom Shop Vac concealment with Canon M50B.” The program completion time is one month, the DEA expects delivery of the spy vacuum on January 01.

Canon describes the high-sensitivity VB-M50B Network Camera as a “PTZ [Pan-Tilt-Zoom] network camera” that “captures video with remarkable color and clarity, even in very low-light environments.”

Depending on the retailer, the camera sells for $3,000 to $3,500; the contract summary specifies the spy vacuum is being funded by the DEA’s Office of Investigative Technology, as Quartz first reported this story on December 06.

The company behind the spy vacuum: Special Services Group “is a leading supplier of technical solutions for law enforcement, military and government agencies in the United States of America,” its website says. “Due to the critical missions of our customers, we have chosen not to place our product information on our website. Please use the contact section of our site to request more information.”

So, what did social media have to say about spy vacuums?

Over $40,000 for a $200 shop vac and $3400 camera. I need to get into government contracting.

— Michael Hodapp (@michaelhodapp_) December 7, 2018

There IS no group of more corrupt, self serving, life-ruining, constitutionally eroding, mission creeping, authority abusing budgetary black-holes in all organizations attached to to the US gov.
Blackwater went to THEM for tips, no doubt.

— Dont Fear the Repair (@DontFearRepair) December 7, 2018

Yeah, they hide cameras in everything except their budget audits, operations floor, or oversight inquests.
Y’know, anywhere they’d risk facing indictments for all the shady shit they’ve been neck deep in since ’83.

— Dont Fear the Repair (@DontFearRepair) December 7, 2018

So, am I supposed to feel outraged about this….or something?

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