that's the job of the NSA. At least when they checked on me in the 1960's.
And they were of course too busy collecting every keystroke made on every computer keyboard in the entire U.S.A and beyond I guess.
Oh thats right its OBAMA’s NSA now isnt it.
People should lighten up on the NSA. They're too busy checking our emails and phone records to worry about national security anymore.
I thought the NSA's job has always been SIGINT, not running around neighborhoods doing flat-footed security interviews and such.
I recall back in 1993, when a neighbor was being investigated. I got a letter from Michele T. with the Defense Investigative Service, Investigative Field Office (D11BN), located in Boston. She had tried to reach me by phone without success.
The letter said:
[Neighbor] is being considered for a position of trust in support of our national defense. The Defense Investigative Service has responsibility for conducting a thorough background investigation to determine this person's suitability for such a sensitive position.
In conjunction with this investigation, it is necessary that I interview you. I have been unable to contact you ...
I gave her a call and stated I had nothing negative to say about [Neighbor], and that was that.
The person being investigated was president of a software company which made cross-compiler tools potentially of interest to military contractors.
When my dad got his security clearance back in the early fifties, the government sent people to his hometown to interview people. My mom says it was a big deal back then, to have these two agents asking teachers and acquaintances about my dad.
Yeah. They took security a little more seriously back then, that is for sure.
DSS (Defense Security Service) does it now, for all agencies.