Auditors: Billions of Dollars Spent on Public-Safety Radios That Didn’t Have to Interact

WASHINGTON — Blaming an “administrative oversight,” federal auditors have found that the Federal Emergency Management Agency allowed public-safety agencies nationwide to buy billions of dollars in two-way radios without ensuring the equipment could interact with other brands meeting uniform standards. The agency’s grant guidance said that federal, state and local agencies “should” meet the voluntary standards…

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