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Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 06-05-2017 at 20:39:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Federal Contractor Arrested for Leaking Information
  • The Trump administration is plugging leaks! Reality Leigh Winner, 25, is facing charges after she leaked highly classified National Security Agency document to a media outlet in May.

    The government contractor in Georgia, who works for Pluribus International Corp, was arrested by FBI at her home this weekend. She was able to access the information due to her top secret security clearance.

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    Dean    Posted 06-06-2017 at 12:03:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • One must wonder who's in charge of security clearances....

    Dean    Posted 06-05-2017 at 21:10:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • How does a 25 year old child get a top secret security clearance?

    Dean

    TheOldHokie    Posted 06-06-2017 at 06:48:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Federal Contractor Arrested for Leaking Information
  • What makes you think that is unusual? I got my first TS at age 21 because I was a new DOD operations analyst working on a contingency planning computer model that massaged Top Secret data - e.g. potential force deployment mixes and support requirements. Half the people I worked with were under 30 and held TS clearances. Across the street EVERYONE in the submarine silencing group right down to the secretaries needed and had that level of clearance. It is not nearly as rare or exalted as many people think because quite simply the US Government likes to slap Top Secret on way to much stuff.

    TOH

    Dean    Posted 06-06-2017 at 08:34:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Where did I say it was unusual?

    Dean

    Frank (WNY)    Posted 06-06-2017 at 08:05:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Federal Contractor Arrested for Leaking Information
  • I got one when I was 28 working with crypto gear at a military communications supplier. The tough part was supplying 15 years of references for the background check.

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