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Jun
30
Marko Hakamaa
Military Espionage “Insider Threat” Case from the FBI Archives
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I came across an interesting case about a U.S. Army soldier who attempted to sell classified information to who he thought was a Russian officer. The story, as described by the ensuing joint investigation conducted by Army Counterintelligence, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, and FBI investigators reads like something out of a Brad Thor bestseller. Stationed at a joint Army-Air Force base in Alaska in 2011, this military police soldier, who had been known to spout radical anti-government rhetoric and white supremacist views, decided to cash in on his access to classified national security information by selling it to the Russians.

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Jun
24
Marko Hakamaa
DoD CAF Unveils New Website
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The DoD Consolidated Adjudication Facility (CAF) unveiled a brand new website in May that is surprisingly forthcoming in providing information about adjudications, appeals, security clearance announcements/news, and even DoD CAF job openings. This is quite a refreshing change to what in the past has always seemed to be a shadow organization in the security clearance process where answers to a lot of questions went unanswered or were hard to come by without knowing someone on the inside. The site also lists the key leaders of the organization, and truth be told, I did not recognize any of the names prior to seeing them on the site. Here are some highlights that I gleaned from visiting the different pages:

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Jun
15
lindy.kyzer
Quantity Over Quality Contributes to Broken Background Investigation Process
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An article in the Washington Post this weekend argues that despite a background investigation overhaul at the Office of Personnel Management that resulted in the barring of background investigation contractor USIS and was to lead to changes in security clearance processing, the pressures remain much the same for the investigators doing the work.

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