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Accenture-GSA fake CISO Kurt Garbars.

Garbars, Kurt



General Services Administration (GSA) Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Sep 2000 - Jun 2018 (retired). IT incompetent GSA essentially outsourced its CISO job to IT incompetent Accenture.

No IT education. Only a BS in chemical engineering (this is not an IT degree), an MBA (Master of Business Administration), a 1-year(!) Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (1-year so can't be real) from a low-ranked college, and working on a Master's in viticulture and oenology in Australia.

$174,500 was Garbars's most recent annual salary as of Feb 2019 according to my FOIA request to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). $110,706 was Garbars's most recent annual salary as of Jan 2019 (Garbars retired in Jun 2018) according to my earlier FOIA request to the GSA (Travis Lewis, ironically in the Office of Accountability and Transparency). Both the real much-higher salary and lying about it are outrageous. Many doctors and lawyers don't make that much and, unlike Garbars, they are at least qualified; by law they have to be.

The GSA notoriously does procurement, including IT services, for the U.S. Government. It has a history of lavish spending on itself (parties, etc.; did Garbars supply the wine?) and the handing out of contracts to IT incompetent cronies. The photo of Garbars drinking wine is from his own LinkedIn page, where many government and business personnel advertise themselves. If Garbars is comfortable with a photo of himself drinking on his LinkedIn page, there must really be a party atmosphere at the GSA. See Fed IT Run By Enron's Corrupt Accountant, IT Incompetent Accenture.

Garbars retired in Jun 2018 (although he taught at the Wine Education Institute in Denver Colorado from Mar 2015) to Australia where he teaches about drinking wine. The GSA essentially outsourced its CISO job to IT incompetent Accenture, specifically Accenture's fraudulently-educated IT incompetent CISO Nicole Dean, although it expensively keeps on current GSA IT incompetent CISO Mohammed Berlas.

Accenture is a leading provider of IT services to the U.S. Government. Accenture used to be part of Arthur Andersen, a top-five accounting firm that worked for Enron but was dissolved, just after it spun off Accenture, after it was found criminally complicit in Enron's massive fraud. See Fed IT Run By Enron's Corrupt Accountant, IT Incompetent Accenture. Besides Nicole Dean, Accenture has spawned numerous other IT incompetent government IT officials, like CIA Chief Information Officer (CIO) John Edwards and Federal CIO Suzette Kent.