It turns out that there are flaws in the clearance process. Hell, I could have told them that. My ex-girlfriend had a Top Secret clearance and lied that she was dating a Canadian…yes, that qualifies as a foreign influence. Eh.
And no, I won’t name names. She was a pain in the arse and will remain in the past.
From Washington Times:
Flaws in the system for granting clearances to Defense Department staff and contractors pose a risk to national security, and the right tools to measure how well the process works are essential, said Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, California Democrat and chairman of a House intelligence subcommittee that oversees personnel and management issues.
“At present, we’re basically operating on faith. This shouldn’t be a faith-based process,” Ms. Eshoo told The Washington Times.
Gee, ya think?
The audit also found that nearly nine in 10 new top-secret clearances last year were granted even though background investigation files on the applicant “were missing at least one type of documentation,” most often employment verification.
Faith? For Top Secret clearances?