By Patrick Marley
Jan. 11, 2009
Madison - The state has given a six-figure job to a technology official
who was fired five years ago by the Legislature after an audit
questioned his management abilities and said he entered into a $1
million annual contract without getting bids.
After his firing, Mark Wahl worked briefly for the state Department of
Administration and then took an extended military leave. Officials say
they were required by law to provide him a job with a comparable salary
after the leave.
Wahl this month became a state policy expert on cyberterrorism, at a
salary of $107,258 a year.
Five years ago, he was fired as the Legislature's top technology
official after legislative leaders received an audit that said he did
not seek bids before entering into a deal worth more than $1.million
with a temporary employment agency headed by an acquaintance.
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