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12th February 2020 Issue no. 494
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Locked-in lockie service a nice earner
US tax officials have disclosed that keys at two leased Treasury Department buildings in Washington have been 'compromised', and the agency has signed off on an emergency no-bid contract for a locksmith to change hundreds of locks.
The $32,000 sole source contract states that about 760 cylinders had to be re-pinned, and only one locksmith Baltimore-based Bill Lorenz Locksmith could do the job because that company designed the system for the Treasury buildings.
The contract record states Mr. Lorenz's company is the only vendor authorised to modify the existing key system.
There was no further information as to whether the re-pinning was needed due to the keys being lost or stolen.
Source: Washington Times
19th March 2014