A truly despicable man died in prison today while serving out his sentence for betraying his country. He had an enormous impact on my life and the lives of countless others. May he and all his family rot in hell. It is still, almost unbelievable, that his wife had to practically tackle an FBI agent, throw him to the ground and tattoo the word SPY on his forehead to get the idiots there and at NIS to take any notice of the traitor who gave away Fleet Broadcast, TGO, HiComm and the secrets of the KW 7, KY 28 and KY 38.
Having learned nothing from this one, the Army went on to give a twit like Manning full unmonitored access to the entire Secret Internet Protocol network and the NSA did the same thing when it hired people who gave Snowden full unmonitored access to the SCI network.
Background investigations used to mean something but I saw the handwriting on the wall, literally, when I went to my first staff job and saw on the bulletin board a little notice tacked up announcing that anybody who had been denied a security clearance from the U.S. Government simply because they were Vietnamese, Chinese, Cuban, East German, Hungarian, etc, could now sue the government. That was back in 1991. Good going guys.