Thursday, November 15, 2007

Did you know?

  1. Did you know that none of this craziness is required by HSPD-12? As spelled out in a letter from Dennis V. Byrnes,
    None of this is required by HSPD-12. Only a “Government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification”. In the Presidential directive there is no mention of criminal or security background checks, no mention of fingerprinting, no mention of providing private information to unknown parties. No mention that fingerprints of all government employees and contractors will be added to the FBI database.
    See the full letter from Dennis here.
  2. Did you know that HSPD-12 states in item 3 "The Standard will include graduated criteria, from least secure to most secure, to ensure flexibility in selecting the appropriate level of security for each application."? NASA has _NO_ such graduated criteria as far as anyone can tell. All workers are forced to comply to a invasive background investigation and release of financial and medical history, regardless of position, or face losing their job (of course they will claim they aren't taking away jobs, just access to NASA facilities!!!). Review the text of HSPD-12 yourself.
  3. Did you know that NASA actually claims that one of the goals of HSPD-12 is to "protect personal privacy"? Someone actually typed that!! See NASA's page on HSPD-12 and read it for yourself.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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