21 levels of Security Clearances above POTUS

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posted on Sep, 26 2013 @ 12:12 AM
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Some time ago the husband held a TS SCi and a Q. Id never heard of a Q clearance before that... and dont see it on that chart. Maybe because its a NRC/DOE clearance within the job he did for the DoD?? You had to have the TS with the Q to hold that position within the NRC.




posted on Sep, 26 2013 @ 12:22 AM
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wofat18
"There can be no levels of security clearance above the POTUS"

REMEMBER: The POTUS is only a politician. Do you really think they let the leader of a country know EVERYTHING? He just runs the country, and some things are better kept away from a person who has that much power. Even if he does have the highest security clearance, do YOU think the government will show him EVERYTHING? I don't think so.

So, I disagree, I can't prove it, but I think the President doesn't know what some of these agencies keep locked up behind those doors.
edit on 25-9-2013 by wofat18 because: (no reason given)

Security clearances only exist by executive order (EO 12968). They are a function of executive power. Per the vesting clause, and common sense, there can be no level of clearance above the President (who, in fact, does not hold a security clearance). This is not the same as saying everyone in the government will show the President everything, even if the President has the time and inclination to learn every detail of every government function (he does not). One cannot make a blanket statement about human behavior like that. But one can make a blanket statement about policy, when the policy is clear, and only requires a few pages of reading to understand.



posted on Sep, 26 2013 @ 02:51 AM
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Minor correction (pardon my pet peeves). Your husband had a TS clearance "with SCI access" based on a Special Background Investigation or a Single Scope Background Investigation.

What drew my interest to your post: Q clearance. I'm not familiar with NRC or DoE programs. Is that an actual clearance or is it a program he was "read on" to. Was it a clearance, or was it access to "Q Data?"



posted on Sep, 26 2013 @ 02:52 AM
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reply to post by FurvusRexCaeli
 


Star for you, Sir! Denying ignorance one post at a time!!



posted on Sep, 26 2013 @ 11:28 AM
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MrSpad

wofat18
"There can be no levels of security clearance above the POTUS"

REMEMBER: The POTUS is only a politician. Do you really think they let the leader of a country know EVERYTHING? He just runs the country, and some things are better kept away from a person who has that much power. Even if he does have the highest security clearance, do YOU think the government will show him EVERYTHING? I don't think so.

So, I disagree, I can't prove it, but I think the President doesn't know what some of these agencies keep locked up behind those doors.
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Yes they will and do. I know this from experience.


You KNOW?

I'm skeptical, I can't imagine that there's that many people out there that know something like that by experience. Do you have any proof? I don't imagine you would even be allowed to explain how you would know something like that.

It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.



posted on Sep, 26 2013 @ 12:44 PM
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TheLaughingGod

MrSpad

wofat18
"There can be no levels of security clearance above the POTUS"

REMEMBER: The POTUS is only a politician. Do you really think they let the leader of a country know EVERYTHING? He just runs the country, and some things are better kept away from a person who has that much power. Even if he does have the highest security clearance, do YOU think the government will show him EVERYTHING? I don't think so.

So, I disagree, I can't prove it, but I think the President doesn't know what some of these agencies keep locked up behind those doors.
edit on 25-9-2013 by wofat18 because: (no reason given)


Yes they will and do. I know this from experience.


You KNOW?

I'm skeptical, I can't imagine that there's that many people out there that know something like that by experience. Do you have any proof? I don't imagine you would even be allowed to explain how you would know something like that.

It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.


I used to be the OPR for several special access programs. Some would have couple hundred people read in and some only couple dozen. In any of those cases the director or head what ever agency that the program ran under had access despite not being on the list. This also held true with people like President, Chief of Staff, etc. The director of the NSA was another one because everything and I mean everything travels over his systems. Now that is not to say the director of the NSA has a need to know and could justtify reading things he has no buisness but techniaclly he would have the access. The President has access to whatever he wants and if he wants to see it, he has a need to know. Most of the time he does not have the time not want to go into every detail of every program. That is why he has other people. Now one might say but the President is only in office for X amount of years. This is true. This is also true of all the top positions from the Directors of agencys to NSC, JCS etc. As for my proof? My proof is in my name.



posted on Sep, 26 2013 @ 12:53 PM
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"He's just an elected politician and being elected doesn't mean he has a right
to know everything about our security and our projects. "

Our?



posted on Sep, 26 2013 @ 01:13 PM
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Nope, not even close. You have to understand that in the world of "Security Clearances" there are only:
When related to people:
Top Secret
Secret
Classified

When related to documents:
Top Secret
Secret
Classified
For Internal use Only

That's it. It doesn't mean that within those levels there aren't various level of access. For example;
Within the Top Secret clearance level you could have a guy with a Category 1 level of clearance (this allows them to be armed with a loaded firearm around the POTUS) while a guy with a Category 2 is only allowed to have a fire arm around the POTUS (the difference between the two is night and day. The Cat 2 guy can only have a non-functional firearm around the POTUS, Think Drill team, while the Cat 1 guy has to have a working firearm to protect the POTUS.

There are also something that not to many people will be aware of but that is this:
Sometime things that should be "Top Secret" aren't even classified. The Stealth Fighter program is the most famous of these items. They (the Government) will sometimes do this because friendly nations (and sometimes not so friendly nations) will only go after classified documents, or pay traitors for classified material. I mean think about it, does "WikiLeaks" deal with anything that's not classified?



posted on Sep, 27 2013 @ 08:28 AM
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That particular picture suggests that it is about rank. Information is declassified on an as needed level, whoever needs the information for a certain operation has it declassified. I imagine somebody with enough status and involvement can have anything declassified for his eyes, Dick Chenney for example. Who is gonna say no to him?



posted on Sep, 27 2013 @ 09:17 AM
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Not commenting on whether or not your info is valid, but rather on the responses to same, it may serve you well to keep this in mind:

Those that know don't tell. Those that tell, don't know.

Should any actual "info" find it's way out, it will be buried, obfuscated, psy-op'd, etc such that most people would be right back where they started - having no clue as to the actual truth/validity of said info.

With that said, the "truth seekers" have actually won a few rounds. Not that anyone would know, of course...

You gotta love the circular nature of this particular beast.



posted on Sep, 27 2013 @ 11:10 AM
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There aren't all these wacky levels. It's basically top secret, secret, confidential, and unclassified.

Top secret can have compartmentalization, so you have compartment code words like POLO STEP. That doesn't mean POLO STEP is higher than top secret, it's something that tells you who has access to it and what category of info is relegated to that compartment.

Some of the stuff in the OP is misinterpretation of NATO classifications, like COSMIC. COSMIC just denotes a top secret classified program that has been shared with NATO. It's not a "higher level of classification" in the US.

As far as Q goes, that's a DOE thing. DOE nuclear secrets have their very own pre-made compartment analogs. DOE has L clearances, which is about equivalent to having a Secret clearance, Q comes in two flavors, Q-sensitive and Q non-sensitive. The main difference between a S or TS and an L, Q or Qs is that the latter three give you access to special nuclear materials. QS are generally brainiacs.

In addition to Q and QS, DOE has premade compartments called Sigma levels. Sigma 1/QS grants you the keys to the nuclear kingdom. If you're ESA/WER or a NEST egghead, you're probably more of a Sigma 3/Q guy.

While you get a Q or L clearance for a duration, you generally bounce all over the Sigma map depending on what you are doing.



posted on Sep, 27 2013 @ 12:43 PM
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Believe it or not they exist, trust me 100%, I can't get into the details of how I know but just speaking generally here if you have ever had access to certain information there exists the high likelihood that you have seen the levels of clearance via access list that personnel who might come into that area have listed ahead of time, at least back in the eighties , I saw those very clearances that some, who have zero clue,seem to think do not exist,associated with field grades and above or civilians, I imagine that more than likely since I was stationed in Europe they were NATO level and also associated with the unit I was working with in some way, I can't go beyond that though but if you research it is common knowledge in the public domain that they exist.





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