BALTIMORE (AP) — A report by Baltimore’s inspector general is critical of $675,000 in phone and computer purchases by the mayor’s office.
The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that the report found possible conflicts of interest and missed opportunities for significant cost savings. The report also says the mayor’s information technology office withheld information from other city officials.
The report says the information office failed to get multiple quotes and two key managers implementing the system were contractors for the supplier, Rockville-based Digicon Corp.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued a statement saying her administration has implemented the report’s most significant recommendations in the report. The mayor also noted the report accepts the city solicitor’s earlier conclusion that the purchases were legal.
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