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 sold. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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