RE: [ISN] Guard the Secrets, Then Catch the Spies

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Date: Tue Sep 04 2001 - 23:15:39 PDT

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    Forwarded from: "Thomas B. Baines" <tbainesat_private>
    Well gee whiz!  Mr. Bamford thinks we've crippled HUMINT so badly that
    we ought to just turn the whole security problem over to technology.  
    That is exactly the channel of thinking that got us into the mess in
    the first place.
    I spent a good part of my military career in CI.  I watched the
    budgets for manpower, training, and travel shrink year by year in
    order to "free up" funding for additional national technical means and
    pipe to connect to same. In the process, we became totally vulnerable
    to almost any sophisticated insider mischief that might come along.
    The answer to security is not automation and more sensors.  The answer
    is more and improved HUMINT and CI manning and training, better
    monitoring of those with key insider access, and incressed training of
    all persons working with classified of what it costs each of us when
    national security and economically importatn information is stolen and
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