posted on Jun, 20 2013 @ 08:59 AM
Oh this is the kind of thing to make a guy feel all warm and fuzzy after reading. In a society where everything is done half way to properly and
shortcuts are the standard way of operating, not the exception? This should come as no surprise, yet it doesn't make it any easier to stomach. The
results of this kind of thing can be catastrophic for a nation and fatal for individuals.
Investigators charged with conducting background checks of U.S. national-security workers have falsified records and aren’t receiving adequate
oversight, according to an inspector general’s testimony.
One worker fabricated 1,600 credit checks before it was discovered her own background investigation had been falsified, Patrick McFarland, inspector
general of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, said in prepared testimony obtained by Bloomberg News in advance of a Senate hearing
1,600 people then are or have served in sensitive areas of work with access to classified material which may be as low as Confidential or may be as
high as the basic levels of Top Secret. Who knows?? The next part makes a mockery of even this outrage.
While 18 investigators, including contract and government employees, have been convicted of falsifying reports since 2006, McFarland said the
inspector general’s office lacks the resources to clear a backlog of an additional 36
Let me get this straight. We have money for Government agencies from the GAO to the IRS to the Court of Appeals in Washington State to go on vacations
and conventions totaling millions of dollars each....EACH... but we cannot afford to properly investigate KNOWN cases of potential fraud and abuse
among those trusted to check people, to prevent fraud and abuse??
Our priorities aren't simply messed up. They are blown over the top and need the full and proper attention of an engaged public. Our nation is
falling, folks, and the people charged with insuring the people handling it's secrets can't even bother to do a background check.
Of course ..... If you were looking to infiltrate your own people into sensitive places, perhaps you'd just corrupt and buy off one of these many
people known or outright proven to have fabricated whole investigations, eh? Now that would be a conspiracy to set the bar on conspiracy, given the
sheer nature of the impact.
edit on 20-6-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)