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Originally posted by antar
Well by putting it in perspective, think about it, only 1mil out of nearly 400mil. What I find interesting is what types of people do they use for these positions? Are they the mediocre types who will keep their thoughts and actions secure in the eyes of the Gov?
Are they souless droids who at best have never had an original thought, are not capable of it?
Yes who are these people? Is it possible they are generational workers? Did they get the job because someone in their family put their name into the hat? Were they groomed for this?
There are bound to be at least 10 of you top secret people reading this.
The Information Awareness Office (IAO) was established by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in January 2002 to bring together several DARPA projects focused on applying surveillance and information technology to track and monitor terrorists and other asymmetric threats to national security, by achieving Total Information Awareness (TIA). This would be achieved by creating enormous computer databases to gather and store the personal information of everyone in the United States, including personal e-mails, social networks, credit card records, phone calls, medical records, and numerous other sources, without any requirement for a search warrant. This information would then be analyzed to look for suspicious activities, connections between individuals, and "threats". Additionally, the program included funding for biometric surveillance technologies that could identify and track individuals using surveillance cameras, and other methods
Originally posted by SirMike
Any O-1 or greater has “top-secret” clearance and I would imaging most NCO’s have it too.
Originally posted by earthdude
I forgot to mention, the one million jobs are OUTSIDE of the military and comprised of many private and government agencies.