“Its my impression that the administration, like all the academics Ive met, treat security as a toothless redneck trying to bum a beer off you.”
Wow. They must not be running top secret compartmented sensitive investigations like they did when I was in service. They talked to my neighbors and school classmates. Surely investigators would have known this guy had felony convictions! We’re in deeper $hit than I thought we were if this is the case. The Department of Defense must be swarming with spies at this point.
“They must not be running top secret compartmented sensitive investigations like they did when I was in service. “
During Reagan’s tenure I worked on projects that had multiple code names, so if the name leaked they’d know where to start looking.
An auditor, from GAO if I recall, was standing at the urinal. In the WC cabinet he could hear two men arguing like they hated each other. He waited to see who came out and followed him. (One guy, multiple personalities.) Found the guy had several clearances and went to see him in his white-world cube. The cube was lined with classified documents. Pinned to the walls. The man was fired. But all of us knew this guy was looney and nobody did anything about it. (At the time I was too new to know what to do.)
It makes a difference who is president. During Carter’s tenure the various agencies apparently didn’t care about anything security related. I reported a guy working on a classified project with two new, expensive cars and a mansion and no apparent means to pay for it. I was brushed off. But during Reagan they meant business. But the agencies’ leadership sea-saws back and for the between laxness and tightness. All the enemy has to do is wait for a Democrat in office.