I'm pretty sure this has been mentioned somewhere in TUG but I can't find the thread ... You can't calculate a cost per tip for this program because division by zero doesn't work out mathematically. Help save a buck and maybe even the next $6M: Pick up your cell phone and text "Quit wasting taxpayer money on this crap" to NJTPD (65873). Do it now. You might save a few social security checks for your children and even for yourself. Judicial Watch / Corruption Chronicles: $5.8 Mil “Text Against Terror” Fails To Provide Any Tips The U.S. government has blown nearly $6 million on an experimental “anti-terrorism” program in New Jersey that encourages the public to send tips via text message from their cellular phones.Since it was launched in mid-2011, the federally-funded “Text Against Terror” project has produced no credible tips, according to a local newspaper report that reveals the feds have poured $5.8 million into the initiative. Police in New Jersey claim 307 tips have been texted so far and that includes people “testing the system.”Of the 307 text messages, 71 “referred to something regarding homeland security,” according to the New Jersey police chief quoted in the story. The majority of the 71 texts were investigated, the chief says, and “eliminated as a cause for concern.” In other words, the costly program, funded with a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public awareness grant, is a cash cow that’s accomplished nothing.