Monday, July 29, 2013

The War on Leaks

. . . that Obama doesn’t like.  This morning, my computer greeted me with the following login banner:

Continuing Evaluation Program banner

As the pictures suggest, “adverse information” means abuse of alcohol, drugs, and gambling, not espionage per se.

3 comments:

newrebeluniv said...

Riiight. I'll get right on that part about reporting on myself, to "save my security clearance".

Elusive Wapiti said...

Two thoughts:

- There was this game in the late 80s called "Paranoia". You got ahead by betraying and narc-ing on the other players. Interesting that life is imitating, well, art I guess.

- Are "organizational security managers" turning into Soviet-style political officers, gradually and slowly? Who's to arbitrate what is "adverse", anyways? Those who think that holding certain religious beliefs constitute a national security threat?

newrebeluniv said...

This won't work the same way as in the Soviet empire. US military personnel are already used to lying on official reports for the sake of being PC and job security. This is just one more thing to add to the list.

"No sir. I didn't see a thing".