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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A report obtained by NBC News found that 165 defense contractors erroneously slipped through the initial security clearance vetting process and were given access to sensitive information but later had their clearance revoked. The report captured data from 200,000 applications for secret or top secret clearance by defense contractors over the past three years, many of which were not fully adjudicated until 2017. It found that 486 applicants, including the 165 that slipped through, had their clearances denied or revoked. Rep. Elijah Cumming, D-Md., has raised concerns about interim security clearance which are granted with less scrutiny. NBC cites two unnamed law enforcement sources who say Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has been operating with an interim security clearance rather than a permanent clearance for more than a year.

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Just to put this in perspective 165 in 200,000 or 0.0825% made it through and received interim security clearance. But the fact the President can override any FBI recommendation anyhow means it doesn't matter what the FBI recommends for Jared. I wonder if his Interim status is the FBI's way of saying he shouldn't have one.

From what I know of the information under a simple "secret" security clearance it is almost a joke. "Top Secret" actually gets into secrets...

#1 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-01-25 09:39 AM | Reply

From the article:
In one example, a person given interim secret clearance in 2015 was discovered in 2017 to have been found guilty of raping a child prior to applying for the clearance.
I'm not sure if 'Thanks Obama' or 'Thanks Trump' is more fitting here.

#2 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-01-25 10:09 AM | Reply

You left out thanks to Bush. I'd suggest that thanks NSA is the most appropriate comment.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-25 10:29 AM | Reply

Didn't read the article again, Danni? It is about security clearances over the last 3 years. How much impact do you think Bush had over the last 3 years? Oh, are you still in the habit of deflecting any criticism of Obama to Bush? I get it now.

#4 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-01-25 10:47 AM | Reply

Oh, are you still in the habit of deflecting any criticism of Obama to Bush? I get it now.

#4 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

After you are done deflecting do you have any comment on the amateurish and blantant lapse of security this current administration is showing and how it is putting our National Security at risk?

Thanks in advance Comrade.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-25 11:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

From the article:
In one example, a person given interim secret clearance in 2015 was discovered in 2017 to have been found guilty of raping a child prior to applying for the clearance.
I'm not sure if 'Thanks Obama' or 'Thanks Trump' is more fitting here.

#2 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

Or thanks to outdated technology that Republicans refuse to appropriate money for updates.

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-25 11:28 AM | Reply

#2 | Posted by Avigdore

How about "thanks the system"? Nationwide systems are not truly in place or without flaw. I'm not diminishing the conviction but I'd love to know more about it. Was it a true pedophile or just some teen with another teen as the boys are the ones at fault 100% of the time in underage sex cases. Was it an unreported military conviction?

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-01-25 11:55 AM | Reply

After you are done deflecting - #5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-25 11:00 AM
How am I deflecting by replying to Danni's statement about Bush? Or were you not able to read as far as the third post?

#8 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-01-25 12:21 PM | Reply

Felons, People Under Foreign Influence Got Security Clearances

And then they started giving Clearance to people outside of Trump's Immediate family

#9 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-01-25 01:02 PM | Reply

#1 POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE

Yep, basically a credit check and a local/national LE database check. TS, be prepared to standby and wait..

#10 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-01-25 04:36 PM | Reply

outdated technology that Republicans refuse to appropriate money for updates. #6 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

What technology could help the process?
It is a balance between efficiency and effectiveness in results. There is no foreseeable satisfactory resolution to the backlog.

#11 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-01-25 04:37 PM | Reply

outdated technology that Republicans refuse to appropriate money for updates. #6 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT
What technology could help the process?
It is a balance between efficiency and effectiveness in results. There is no foreseeable satisfactory resolution to the backlog.

#11 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

National registries from Federal and State level courts and law enforcement agencies with high end search functions... Which presently doesn't exist. Even airports are using third party software that isn't complete.

#12 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-26 03:17 PM | Reply

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