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Sun Aug 25, 2013, 05:05 AM

3. NSA doesn't do its own clearances, that's through DoD

The departments (Defense, State, Agriculture, etc.) clear their own personnel and contractors; since NSA is part of the DoD, it uses Defense's clearance systems (there are differences; some departments can't ask about drug use, some can't use polygraphs, etc.)

Overclearance is a real problem, and it goes hand in hand with overclassification. Not just that too many things are classified but that they're classified too highly when they are, so that for example having just a Secret clearance doesn't really let you do anything anymore.

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