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Coffee, Anyone? Homeland Security Spends $30,000 at Starbucks Using ‘Purchase Cards’

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Homeland Security officials appear to have an affinity for Starbucks.

NBC-4 Washington reports that Homeland Security employees spent $30,000 at the coffee chain in 2013.

The drinks were bought with so-called purchase cards.

At a Starbucks in Alameda, Calif., agency employees spent $12,000.

“I don’t know the agency’s needs or contingencies, but going to Starbucks seems like a really hard sell,” former Inspector General for the U.S. General Services Administration Brian Miller said.

A DHS spokesman said the purchases followed protocol.

 

$16 a Muffin: IG Report Finds Justice Dept. Over Spent at Conferences on Food and Beverages

By PETE YOST
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Muffins: $16 apiece. Coffee: more than a dollar an ounce. Snacks: $32 per person.

A report issued Tuesday by the Justice Department’s inspector general found excessive spending on food and beverages in an audit of 10 department conferences.

Justice spent about $490,000 on food and beverages at the conferences — more than 10 percent of the $4.4 million total cost of the events.

In response, the Justice Department concurred with the IG’s recommendations to more closely monitor costs.

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