Too Big to Surveil
10:29 AM, Jun 10, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
One part of the problem may be that far too many people are cleared to handle sensitive material. So many that the government cannot adequately investigate their backgrounds and their character. So many that secrets aren't really secret any longer.
As John Bacon and William M. Welch report in USA Today:
Which seems like an awful lot. So many that bureaucratic confusions, fumbles and missteps would be inevitable. And, indeed:
Whatever else we learn from the story of the leaks, it does seem to bolster the case against the government on grounds of bloat ( 5 million clearances?) and ineptitude.
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