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Last year Santa Clara County Executive Jeff Smith and San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed requested the United States Department of Commerce Inspector General to investigate improprieties related to Bay Area UASI and Motorola’s effort to obtain more than $50 million in Federal BTOP grant money to construct a wireless broadband network called BayWEB.  The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released its findings in a report dated May 6, 2011.  The full report is available below.

In its report, the OIG identifies numerous improprieties related to the BayWEB project. Perhaps the most interesting point appears on Page 5, “Accordingly, we plan to further review the issues raised in the complaint.”  Does this mean the “final report” really isn’t final at all?

The report specifically identifies questionable conduct by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), headed by Lawrence E. Strickling.

Links to my previous articles related to the improprieties at Bay Area UASI

Click here for a comprehensive list of documents related to BayWEB.