Fixing “grievous mismanagement” of millions of dollars of government property The headline of a recent article caught my eye: “U.S. Marshals lose track of encrypted radios: WSJ report.” What struck me was the use of the phrase “lose track.” The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) apparently didn’t know if 2,000 encrypted two-way radios had been assigned…

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It’s easy to get jaded about technology, but I still think barcodes are amazing. It remains a little magical to shine a light or pass a phone over a seemingly random assemblage of dots and lines, and instantly retrieve information about the tagged object or be referred to a related website. Even though the technology…

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