How could a 22-year old get TS clearance??? and why was the data that he processed not compartmentalized?
Meanwhile, the Taliban appears to be carefully combing the documents that have been leaked. “We will investigate through our own secret service whether the people mentioned [in the Wikileaks documents] are really spies working for the U.S.,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Britain’s Channel 4 News. “If they are U.S. spies, then we know how to punish them.”
Any service person can get a TS clearance, but they do not receive any more classified info for which they have a “need to know” to do their job. Everythign is segmented and compartmentalized. He may have been hacking and stealing info.
Why did it take the military four years to get MSRAP vehicles that have been around for fifty years? Why launch Challenger against your engineers in freezing weather? Why spend trillions on urban renewal, HUD, Fresh Start when for decades it has been shown not to work but make things worse?
Why have one CIA Director surfing Russian porn sites with his issued laptop and another NS Director smuggling out documents in his pants?
We’re talking government. You think anyone is going to fall for having a gay, battalion intel clerk get this stuff?
If they needed it for his job; and all communications types need high level security clearances, they would have a background investigation and if passed, given the appropriiate clearance. I’d have to guess there may have been some in that age group on the USS Pueblo. The reserve unit I joined in the late ‘60s was a group of cryptologists. I had a TS by 20 y/o.
The application only checks your background to the age of 18.
It may also be that he didn't have a TS clearance - it may be that the Washington Post has no idea that there's any difference between a TS and an S clearance, and that any classified data is always compartmentalized in some manner by the "Need To Know" paperwork. There is no access without the proper clearance and the proper NTK.
Age has nothing to do with TS clearance. It is all about the background check and interview and today a lot of those are done by third party for the military.
They checked everyone who knew me in high school I was 21. The question of compartmentalization is right on target how ever. The question that should have been asked was : What was his need to know.
I had a TS NOFORN in Europe in 1960.
and my summer time jobs and what neighborhood I drove through.
They checked everyone who knew me in high school
I was 21.
The question of compartmentalization is right on target how ever.
The question that should have been asked was :
What was his need to know.
And where was Counter Intel? How did he have a blog and an active Facebook account?
I held a TS w/SBI at 18.
“Top Secret” clearances are a dime a dozen in our government. The recent Washington Post investigation revealed there are over 800,000 people who have them. What’s more absurd is that they are given for every job imaginable inside the federal beast - everything from an analyst at the Pentagon down to the guy who makes travel arrangements for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The file is 1.4 gigabytes, a thousand times larger than the recently leaked documents. It is estimated that even the fastest computer would take millions of years to decrypt the file.The estimate is from someone who has never used anything north of an abacus. :') Thanks AdmSmith!