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Experts: Obama’s plan to predict future leakers unproven, unlikely to work (Spy on your co-workers)
McClatchy ^ | 7-9-2013 | Jonathan S. Landay and Marisa Taylor

Posted on 07/10/2013 9:53:42 AM PDT by servo1969

In an initiative aimed at rooting out future leakers and other security violators, President Barack Obama has ordered federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues based on behavioral profiling techniques that are not scientifically proven to work, according to experts and government documents.

The techniques are a key pillar of the Insider Threat Program, an unprecedented government-wide crackdown under which millions of federal bureaucrats and contractors must watch out for “high-risk persons or behaviors” among co-workers. Those who fail to report them could face penalties, including criminal charges.

Obama mandated the program in an October 2011 executive order after Army Pfc. Bradley Manning downloaded hundreds of thousands of documents from a classified computer network and gave them to WikiLeaks, the anti-government secrecy group. The order covers virtually every federal department and agency, including the Peace Corps, the Department of Education and others not directly involved in national security.

Under the program, which is being implemented with little public attention, security investigations can be launched when government employees showing “indicators of insider threat behavior” are reported by co-workers, according to previously undisclosed administration documents obtained by McClatchy. Investigations also can be triggered when “suspicious user behavior” is detected by computer network monitoring and reported to “insider threat personnel.”

Federal employees and contractors are asked to pay particular attention to the lifestyles, attitudes and behaviors – like financial troubles, odd working hours or unexplained travel – of co-workers as a way to predict whether they might do “harm to the United States.” Managers of special insider threat offices will have “regular, timely, and, if possible, electronic, access” to employees’ personnel, payroll, disciplinary and “personal contact” files, as well as records of their use of classified and unclassified computer networks, polygraph results, travel reports and financial disclosure forms.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: doj; insiderthreatprogram; itp; nsa; obama; spy

What could possible go wrong?
1 posted on 07/10/2013 9:53:42 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

What? An Obama plan that’s not likely to work? Say it can’t be so! That’s ‘unprecedented’!!!


2 posted on 07/10/2013 9:57:14 AM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: servo1969

Brazil......

Sam..?

SAM LOWRY!!!


3 posted on 07/10/2013 9:57:24 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: servo1969

I made a typo? That’s unpossible!


4 posted on 07/10/2013 9:58:12 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

What’s to snitch on?

Liberals have legalized every sort of disgusting vice on earth!

The ONLY thing left for them to ‘leak’ is your voting information and political party!!

Once Conservatism is fully CRIMINALIZED-the workplace snitches will be ready to narc on everyone!


5 posted on 07/10/2013 9:58:36 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: servo1969

I would like to report every member of congress and their staff, and while I am at it, the entire executive branch up to and including the President.

Of course the only person that would get into any trouble would be someone who leaks something negative to this administration. If they leak information on Republicans or conservatives they will be promoted.

A nice touch, if you fail to report something you can be charged with a crime. In other words, unless you are a mind reader you are now a criminal.


6 posted on 07/10/2013 10:01:26 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN
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To: servo1969

I don’t think effectiveness is the point. Intimidation and fear. That’s the ticket.


7 posted on 07/10/2013 10:02:09 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie ("Demons run when a good man goes to war.")
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To: DJ Frisat

Obama is getting more like Joseph Stalin every day.

- Spying on your neighbors and co-workers.
- Locking up or hiding away political dissenters.
- Elite’s living in the lap of luxury. Others, not.


8 posted on 07/10/2013 10:02:48 AM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: servo1969
"Sex-crazed government workers could be leakers, Obama admin warns ..."

.... Most likely a veiled cover reason given to the left as they are sent out to dig deep into life habits of every Tea Party/Conservative Leader and talking head in an effort to garner more leverage for the upcoming mid term elections. All employees, assets and operatives are probably fed this spin to alleviate any feelings of wrongdoing as they head out to spy on their fellow citizens. Similar spin was probably given to the NSA and IRS employees as they were given their targets.

9 posted on 07/10/2013 10:03:36 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: servo1969

Doesn’t Obama meet all those indicators?


10 posted on 07/10/2013 10:07:03 AM PDT by Defiant (In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
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To: servo1969

Some may find this hard to understand, but this is actually the best news I’ve heard all day - and all week for that matter.

In fact, I want the feds to fully enforce it.

That’s right, make the lives of all your employees miserable. Make them not trust each other. Make them want to... join the fight against the machine.

The bright side, you’ll eventually know who all the bad guys are, and with any luck, they’ll do a lot of the necessary downsizing thus eliminating our need to ... get our hands dirty. [snicker]


11 posted on 07/10/2013 10:07:23 AM PDT by jimjohn
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To: servo1969

Sounds like a full employment program for the plaintiff’s bar.


12 posted on 07/10/2013 10:08:36 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: servo1969
That's always been the case. It doesn't work.

It's the computer systems da.

13 posted on 07/10/2013 10:17:20 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: servo1969

Once the snitch-system is implemented and up and running, it will be easy to change the parameters of the search to anyone with a zeal for the constitution or other conservative values.
The water is boiling, my fellow frogs...


14 posted on 07/10/2013 10:17:59 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: DJ Frisat

I wonder if they ever considered just fixing the wrongful things in the government so that leakers have nothing to report to the owners of the Nation? Nah! The way things are now is the way Obama wants it.


15 posted on 07/10/2013 10:29:29 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: servo1969

Biden tends to leak, but it is more of a ‘Depends’ thing.


16 posted on 07/10/2013 10:32:37 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: llevrok

” Obama is getting more like Joseph Stalin every day.”

You noticed....


17 posted on 07/10/2013 10:33:55 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: servo1969

This is about as close to Landay being critical of Obama or any democrats. He is a devout Bush hater, still living the days of yore. Many of his articles defend Obama as the hero of Benghazi.


18 posted on 07/10/2013 10:42:33 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: servo1969

This is about as close to Landay being critical of Obama or any democrats. He is a devout Bush hater, still living the days of yore. Many of his articles defend Obama as the hero of Benghazi.


19 posted on 07/10/2013 10:45:42 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: servo1969

Just like the Salem witch hunts.

Sometime in the near future those accused, tortured and found guilty by holder will be burned at the stake.


20 posted on 07/10/2013 11:49:34 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: servo1969

AND who is keeping an eye on muslims in our government? Of course, they will be exempted if any suspicions is cast on them.


21 posted on 07/10/2013 1:01:15 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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