The bug... More info.

James B. Byrne byrnejb at
Mon Apr 14 23:03:58 CEST 2014

On Mon, April 14, 2014 16:47, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>> how exactly could a private contractor have that level
>> of security clearance, anyway?
> The government had a seat that needed filling, they couldn't get the
> seat filled at the paycheck they're legally allowed to offer to a
> direct employee, so they hired a private contractor to fill the role.
> Pretty simple, really.
> The government pay rate for someone with a Master's degree and ten
> years of experience hovers around $60,000 per year, incidentally.
> It's shockingly low by the standards of the tech sector.

Not to mention that the U.S. Government, for all intents and purposes, gave up
doing background security checks around 2006 since it could not manage the
backlog.  Well, they did not give it up so much as contract it out to a
company that put profit ahead of product and they essentially stopped doing it
on the governments behalf.

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