posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 10:37 PM
reply to post by TheProphetMark
It's not true. It's complete fiction. Even the parts that aren't complete fiction are wrong in your chart.
1. There is no "restricted" classification or security clearance in the United States.
2. SCI is sensitive
3. USAP is not a security clearance, it's a kind of special access program that is briefed to the relevant Congressional committees but otherwise
4. Crypto refers to cryptological material, key material and the like. I'll leave that in the hands of the experts.
5. Ultra was an old WW2 code word for a COMINT compartment which fell into disuse a long, long time ago.
6. Cosmic is the NATO term for Top Secret. Lower levels are NATO Restricted, NATO Confidential, and NATO Secret, but TS stuff is called Cosmic Top
There can be no levels of security clearance above the POTUS, because the levels of security clearance are established
by the President. They
only exist because he says they do. Fantasists like to imagine levels above those established by executive order, but they never put any real work
into their fantasy. We never hear about the investigative standards, who is the investigative service provider, the adjudicative standards, where the
security offices are, the marking standards, the clearance database, position designation, etc. Government HR can barely manage the suitability and
security process we have today, with just three levels of non-sensitive positions and three levels of sensitive positions. Who can handle 20-30
levels? Why would they bother?