This is just one of the many wastes in government.
Check this out:

A recent Freedom of Information Act request revealed the U.S. Forest Service has spent $100,000 taxpayer dollars on drones it isn’t even allowed to use.

The two SkySeer drones were originally purchased to keep an aerial eye on marijuana growers in California — now the forest service doesn’t know what to do with them, according to forest policy website.

Federal Aviation Administration regulations ban the domestic use of drones without a certified pilot, specific permission and without maintaining human eye contact on the drones deployed.