posted on Nov, 29 2019 @ 02:33 AM
I found this site by accident and just wanted to say a couple of things.
I was hired by a DoD contractor to build a system for assisting procurement officers. I didn’t know what project I’d be working on much less the
government agency. My SSBI was given a “silver bullet” — meaning it was given a high priority because they needed me to start right away. From
the time I handed in my 86 until I was told to report to our security officer to be “read in” was just under 45 days. I was told that was highly
unusual. In that time I had been getting calls from friends and friends of friends who were a little freaked out.
One thing I pointedly did on my form was to tell the truth to an astonishing degree of accuracy. In my younger days I was quite fond of the devil’s
lettuce. Due to an incident involving the police, and knowing the professionals processing my SSBI they would discover this. So when they asked about
my drug use, specifically dates and the number of times, I said “thousands of times between x and y, over a period of 15 years.”
I guess they appreciated the honesty and/or they were getting pressured to let me start working. So before my reading in, I had to sign my forms. I
specifically remember that I was to never tell anyone on “The outside” that I had a clearance, much less the code words. At best I could say I
had “special access”. And this was a life long commitment. I definitely couldn’t mention who my client was, even to my family. In fact, my
client at the time was a black agency. They did not exist. Only a few months later did the agency decide to step into the light and acknowledge
their existence. It was a confusing time for me, that’s for sure.
Many, if not all of you signed that same form when you were read in. So it surprises me that people openly mentions code words in your posts. It’s
been a long time, but I’m pretty sure that’s still a no-no.