reply to post by PokeyJoe
Originally posted by PokeyJoe
Once again, I am going to have to challenge what you are saying. The gov't holds information security above everything else, and to allow someone
who is not holding the proper clearance to operate equipment or gain access to a network that is classified should result in the least an inspection
by the IG, and at the worst a court marshal. You seem to think this kind of thing is funny, or ok....well I dont.
How about you go to anyone where you work or go to a scif nearby and try to gain access without the proper clearance....see what happens to you.
I don't know who you think is finding anything funny, but if the government really held security above "any thing" else, then 9/11 would never of
happened, Pearl Harbor never would of happened, Oklahoma never would of happened, and counless events the government had a part in, both directly and
You can challenge every thing, but this is from my account, seen with my eyes, the government, and the especially the people running it, are not
perfect and the system doesn't always work.
Ok going to work with you here, I'm not a clerk or computer soldier. The computers we sign into, are "DOIM" based, which is a software type and
that is all I know about it.
Yes, the rules say every one who uses classified systems should have a clearance, but they don't always have them. For example, some Military
Occupational Specialties/MOS just don't need a clearence, like the one guy I mentioned. His job doesn't involve any thing that sensitive. Yet he
still has access to a secret system, a part of his job requires he have to use the computer. He might have a "pending" clearance, but having it
granted takes time.
As for gaining access to a SCIF, so long as the container is approved, any place can be used to store the info. Heck we used conexs to store secure
containers while traveling to and from Iraq, just a steel box, nothing special.
The system is not as perfect as every one wishes it was. That is why bad things happen, and will continue to happen. Because some time, one of those
not so perfect systems are going to fail.