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(Christian Science Monitor)   Booz Allen, where Edward Snowden used to work, is looking for employees to do insider threat analysis. Well, they do have experience with that   (csmonitor.com) divider line 57
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2014-01-26 02:44:53 PM
I can do this...problem is, they usually don't want to hear about it...much less act on it.


YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!

Management - the true reason why security isn't what it should be.
- It isn't a priority now
- I don't understand what you're saying
- That would be too difficult
- That is inconvenient
- It would interrupt the programming cycle?
- It would take productions off line?
- It might disrupt functionality until fixed?  (uh, that's what testing is for...)
- Security isn't letting us see their standards
- We don't have the budget
and so on...ad nauseam...

It happens at all levels...all the way to the top...in places you wouldn't suspect.

And even if they do fix...they typically don't keep the staff which can maintain it or monitor it.
Usually, they keep "security analysts", which only know protocol...but don't have the tech chops.
 
2014-01-26 02:47:43 PM
Well why not, they're already literally outsourcing national security. 70% of the nation's intelligence budget already goes to private, for-profit entities. What's another few percentage points?
 
2014-01-26 02:50:15 PM

generallyso: Well why not, they're already literally outsourcing national security. 70% of the nation's intelligence budget already goes to private, for-profit entities. What's another few percentage points?


That is the deeply disturbing elephant in the room for me. Profit over accountability or national loyalty.
 
2014-01-26 02:50:35 PM
www.charlesncox.com

Right after this margarita!
 
2014-01-26 02:53:53 PM
I dunno, I might be over qualified what with my high school diploma and a couple of years of college under my belt.
 
2014-01-26 03:00:59 PM
You know their security needs work when a guy that was hired for what - 2 weeks? - gains access to some of the most sensitive intelligence in the US.
 
2014-01-26 03:02:58 PM

Somaticasual: You know their security needs work when a guy that was hired for what - 2 weeks? - gains access to some of the most sensitive intelligence in the US.


His 90-day employee review probably isn't going to go very well.
 
2014-01-26 03:05:34 PM
Meh, we are all due for integration.
 
2014-01-26 03:06:36 PM
Wait...what happened to Hamilton?

Oh God, SNOWDEN STOLE HIM, didn't he?
 
2014-01-26 03:11:51 PM
The article makes the same mistake that all the articles before it have done (and all the articles after it probably will): when someone has secret- or topsecret-clearance, that doesn't mean they automatically get insight into all available material of that classification. There still is the principle of 'need to know'. It doesn't matter if *all* people in America have topsecret-clearance, if their boss says they can't see beyond their little bit of the wall, then they can't.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-26 03:31:33 PM

TheGregiss: I dunno, I might be over qualified what with my high school diploma and a couple of years of college under my belt.


asking for minimum wage already disqualifies you.
 
2014-01-26 03:36:44 PM
TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph-CI

OK, Booz (and US Gov't), I'll give you this one for free: Polygraphs are junk science and do even less to reduce threats than the TSA's security theater.

You want some more advice, it's gonna cost you.
 
2014-01-26 03:38:36 PM

berylman: generallyso: Well why not, they're already literally outsourcing national security. 70% of the nation's intelligence budget already goes to private, for-profit entities. What's another few percentage points?

That is the deeply disturbing elephant in the room for me. Profit over accountability or national loyalty.


They are outsourcing the security clearance investigators to private contractors. I was reading about the clearance process a while ago because I was going through it, and there have been instances recently where investigators got in trouble for fabricating their investigations to meet quotas.
 
2014-01-26 03:44:42 PM

generallyso: Well why not, they're already literally outsourcing national security. 70% of the nation's intelligence budget already goes to private, for-profit entities. What's another few percentage points?


images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-01-26 03:48:01 PM

Nuclear Monk: Somaticasual: You know their security needs work when a guy that was hired for what - 2 weeks? - gains access to some of the most sensitive intelligence in the US.

His 90-day employee review probably isn't going to go very well.


Well, it'll go great at the FSB...
 
2014-01-26 03:49:39 PM
Isn't an intelligence agency named "Booz" just asking for trouble?
 
2014-01-26 03:55:18 PM
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2014-01-26 03:55:48 PM

berylman: generallyso: Well why not, they're already literally outsourcing national security. 70% of the nation's intelligence budget already goes to private, for-profit entities. What's another few percentage points?

That is the deeply disturbing elephant in the room for me. Profit over accountability or national loyalty.


That's not something about Booze that concerns me.
 
2014-01-26 03:55:50 PM

hardinparamedic: generallyso: Well why not, they're already literally outsourcing national security. 70% of the nation's intelligence budget already goes to private, for-profit entities. What's another few percentage points?

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 500x500]


Crap, they're partnered with ISIS?  No wonder everything went tits-up.
 
2014-01-26 03:56:32 PM
Coming soon to a theater near you, 'He's a good cop on the wrong side of the law. Now he's out for vengeance. He. Is........ BOOZ ALLEN!!!!!'
 
2014-01-26 04:01:27 PM
Our insider threat training consists of "If you suspect your co-worker, rat them out immediately!"

/Navy employee
//yeah, that'll work
 
OOF
2014-01-26 04:07:54 PM

Gyrfalcon: Isn't an intelligence agency named "Booz" just asking for trouble?


"Want some rye? 'Course you do!"

/not obscure
 
2014-01-26 04:09:54 PM

Somaticasual: You know their security needs work when a guy that was hired for what - 2 weeks? - gains access to some of the most sensitive intelligence in the US.


I'm actually interested in the specifics of how Eddie went from a front-desk security guard to an admin in a TS facility making six figures when he has no college degree. This is easier out in the real world, but government bureaucracy cares about degrees. A lot.

TheGregiss: I dunno, I might be over qualified what with my high school diploma and a couple of years of college under my belt.


And yet, we're just certain Snowden understands the complex analytical issues surrounding the Powerpoint slides he saw.
 
2014-01-26 04:12:49 PM
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d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-26 04:12:54 PM

vygramul: Somaticasual: You know their security needs work when a guy that was hired for what - 2 weeks? - gains access to some of the most sensitive intelligence in the US.

I'm actually interested in the specifics of how Eddie went from a front-desk security guard to an admin in a TS facility making six figures when he has no college degree. This is easier out in the real world, but government bureaucracy cares about degrees. A lot.

TheGregiss: I dunno, I might be over qualified what with my high school diploma and a couple of years of college under my belt.

And yet, we're just certain Snowden understands the complex analytical issues surrounding the Powerpoint slides he saw.


And yet, we're just certain that the idiots in the Pentagon understand the complex analytical issues surrounding the Powerpoint slides they saw.
 
2014-01-26 04:15:23 PM

Skail: hardinparamedic: generallyso: Well why not, they're already literally outsourcing national security. 70% of the nation's intelligence budget already goes to private, for-profit entities. What's another few percentage points?

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 500x500]

Crap, they're partnered with ISIS?  No wonder everything went tits-up.


Well played- unless it's a ruse. Is it a ruse?
 
2014-01-26 04:15:27 PM
Qualifications: 5-10 years experience closing barn doors after the horses have fled; 2-5 years experience rearranging patio furniture on the final voyage of a large seafaring vessel; 1-3 years experience in stringed musical instrument performance on said vessel's final voyage or in the midst of a large urban conflagration.....
 
2014-01-26 04:16:22 PM

d23: And yet, we're just certain that the idiots in the Pentagon understand the complex analytical issues surrounding the Powerpoint slides they saw.


I have more faith in the analyst who made those slides than the uneducated tool who misinterpreted them.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-26 04:18:47 PM

vygramul: d23: And yet, we're just certain that the idiots in the Pentagon understand the complex analytical issues surrounding the Powerpoint slides they saw.

I have more faith in the analyst who made those slides than the uneducated tool who misinterpreted them.


I don't... sorry.  Since we have the worst of the worst in just about every leadership position I am not sure why Snowden's opinion isn't any better than any other moron right now.
 
2014-01-26 04:28:39 PM

d23: vygramul: d23: And yet, we're just certain that the idiots in the Pentagon understand the complex analytical issues surrounding the Powerpoint slides they saw.

I have more faith in the analyst who made those slides than the uneducated tool who misinterpreted them.

I don't... sorry.  Since we have the worst of the worst in just about every leadership position I am not sure why Snowden's opinion isn't any better than any other moron right now.


For the same reason I don't trust an internet dentist when it comes to climate, I don't trust Snowden when it comes to this.
 
GBB
2014-01-26 04:38:12 PM

Nuclear Monk: Somaticasual: You know their security needs work when a guy that was hired for what - 2 weeks? - gains access to some of the most sensitive intelligence in the US.

His 90-day employee review probably isn't going to go very well.


If they kept him for 90 days, they'd have to pay the temp agency a bonus.
And that's not in the payroll budget.
 
2014-01-26 04:38:52 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Skail: hardinparamedic: generallyso: Well why not, they're already literally outsourcing national security. 70% of the nation's intelligence budget already goes to private, for-profit entities. What's another few percentage points?

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 500x500]

Crap, they're partnered with ISIS?  No wonder everything went tits-up.

Well played- unless it's a ruse. Is it a ruse?


A ruse?  Brrring, brrring!   Hello?  Hi!  It's the 1930's!  Can we have our words and clothes and shiatty airplane back?
 
2014-01-26 04:44:51 PM
So when will Bernie Madoff be brought in to investigate financial irregularities? He's not doing much right now, and has plenty of free time.
 
2014-01-26 05:00:53 PM

itcamefromschenectady: berylman: generallyso: Well why not, they're already literally outsourcing national security. 70% of the nation's intelligence budget already goes to private, for-profit entities. What's another few percentage points?

That is the deeply disturbing elephant in the room for me. Profit over accountability or national loyalty.

They are outsourcing the security clearance investigators to private contractors. I was reading about the clearance process a while ago because I was going through it, and there have been instances recently where investigators got in trouble for fabricating their investigations to meet quotas.


Yep, they were pretty much just rubber-stamping everyone.  Which means that it is likely that there is a number of bad actors, nutters, and incompetent folks mixed in 'cause no one was actually checking anyone's background.
That guy who went on a shooting spree at that naval yard was given the okay by those same contractors.  If they had done even a minimal check they would've seen a bunch of red flags in his background.
 
2014-01-26 05:04:47 PM

Skail: hardinparamedic: generallyso: Well why not, they're already literally outsourcing national security. 70% of the nation's intelligence budget already goes to private, for-profit entities. What's another few percentage points?

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 500x500]

Crap, they're partnered with ISIS?  No wonder everything went tits-up.


www.swanshadow.com
 
2014-01-26 05:05:26 PM
{Sports}It's going to take a lotta love. [Dethrow]
 
2014-01-26 05:06:28 PM
Well, I hear the Chinese are good at IT.  Yay in-sourcing!
 
2014-01-26 05:15:45 PM
Is Snowden willing to telecommute?
 
2014-01-26 05:23:54 PM
Know who else worked at Booz Allen and is known for security issues?
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-26 05:29:35 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph-CI

OK, Booz (and US Gov't), I'll give you this one for free: Polygraphs are junk science and do even less to reduce threats than the TSA's security theater.

You want some more advice, it's gonna cost you.


Better not tell them about Myers-Briggs.
 
2014-01-26 05:34:01 PM

hardinparamedic: generallyso: Well why not, they're already literally outsourcing national security. 70% of the nation's intelligence budget already goes to private, for-profit entities. What's another few percentage points?

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 500x500]


Better be careful, you're walking into the danger zone.
 
2014-01-26 05:48:25 PM

BafflerMeal: Skail: hardinparamedic: generallyso: Well why not, they're already literally outsourcing national security. 70% of the nation's intelligence budget already goes to private, for-profit entities. What's another few percentage points?

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 500x500]

Crap, they're partnered with ISIS?  No wonder everything went tits-up.

[www.swanshadow.com image 355x458]


Shazam!
 
2014-01-26 06:07:02 PM
One thing that is under the direct authority of their two committees is how the US intelligence community has evolved and greatly expanded since Sept. 11, 2001, an expansion that led to a reliance on poorly vetted outside contractors to manage US secrets

Technically this process started the day before (if not sooner).

On Sept. 10, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld declared war. Not on foreign terrorists, "the adversary's closer to home. It's the Pentagon bureaucracy," he said.
 
2014-01-26 06:25:16 PM
Why is Booz Allen handling our nations most sensitive secrets?  Sounds like the name of a bar.
 
2014-01-26 07:27:06 PM

BafflerMeal: Skail: hardinparamedic: generallyso: Well why not, they're already literally outsourcing national security. 70% of the nation's intelligence budget already goes to private, for-profit entities. What's another few percentage points?

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 500x500]

Crap, they're partnered with ISIS?  No wonder everything went tits-up.

[www.swanshadow.com image 355x458]


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-26 07:40:33 PM

berylman: generallyso: Well why not, they're already literally outsourcing national security. 70% of the nation's intelligence budget already goes to private, for-profit entities. What's another few percentage points?

That is the deeply disturbing elephant in the room for me. Profit over accountability or national loyalty.


tie that into the newest allegations from Snowden that the NSA is actively doing Industrial Espionage and you have the perfect storm
 
2014-01-26 07:41:34 PM

Pumpernickel bread: Why is Booz Allen handling our nations most sensitive secrets?  Sounds like the name of a bar.


or an old Vaudeville act
 
2014-01-26 07:58:49 PM
Because Snowden has got the "outsider threat" thing all sewed up?
 
2014-01-26 08:25:58 PM

Hobodeluxe: berylman: generallyso: Well why not, they're already literally outsourcing national security. 70% of the nation's intelligence budget already goes to private, for-profit entities. What's another few percentage points?

That is the deeply disturbing elephant in the room for me. Profit over accountability or national loyalty.

tie that into the newest allegations from Snowden that the NSA is actively doing Industrial Espionage and you have the perfect storm


Why would NSA be at all interested in corporate secrets?
 
2014-01-26 08:36:40 PM

Hobodeluxe: Pumpernickel bread: Why is Booz Allen handling our nations most sensitive secrets?  Sounds like the name of a bar.

or an old Vaudeville act


Say good night, Gracie.
 
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