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Wed Oct 23, 2019, 11:25 AM

SCIF: Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility [View all]

My apologies to anyone who doesn't need this information. I don't intend to be condescending, but I think it's important to understand what this is given the events that have transpired today. So this is for anyone seeing the acronym and perhaps not being all that familiar with it.

Pronounced "skiff," this is a secure location controlled by the federal government or operating under federal government guidelines for the storage, processing, and discussion of sensitive data and information.

It can be a permanent location or portable - set up in a hotel for officials who are traveling or at operation centers at an emergency response site for example.

It can be one tiny room with a small server in it or a large enclosed area where people can meet. (ETA: It could be a whole building for that matter.)

There are extremely strict rules governing their construction, maintenance, operation, and use. Seriously strict! I work for a DoD contractor. I report directly to the CEO. Our Facilities Manager and Facilities Security Officer both report to me. I have never been inside our SCIF. You don't cross the threshhold without an invitation and a damn good reason to be in there.

The fact that Republican congressman entered a SCIF uninvited, some with cell phones (a BIG FAT HUGE NEVER EVER DO THAT!), is a big deal. They didn't just disrupt impeachment proceedings, they violated federal government security protocols to do so. That chills me, it seriously does.

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