Theodore's World: Dictator Obama Orders Fed Workers To Spy On Each Other

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July 10, 2013

Dictator Obama Orders Fed Workers To Spy On Each Other

DrudgeReport gives us the following bullet points:

Watch lifestyles, attitudes and behaviors…
Odd working hours, unexplained travel…
Monitor co-workers stress, divorce, financial problems…
Track online activities…
Those failing to report face penalties, criminal charges…

WASHINGTON — In an initiative aimed at rooting out future leakers and other security violators, President Barack Obama has ordered federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues based on behavioral profiling techniques that are not scientifically proven to work, according to experts and government documents.

The techniques are a key pillar of the Insider Threat Program, an unprecedented government-wide crackdown under which millions of federal bureaucrats and contractors must watch out for “high-risk persons or behaviors” among co-workers. Those who fail to report them could face penalties, including criminal charges.

Obama mandated the program in an October 2011 executive order after Army Pfc. Bradley Manning downloaded hundreds of thousands of documents from a classified computer network and gave them to WikiLeaks, the anti-government secrecy group. The order covers virtually every federal department and agency, including the Peace Corps, the Department of Education and others not directly involved in national security.

Under the program, which is being implemented with little public attention, security investigations can be launched when government employees showing “indicators of insider threat behavior” are reported by co-workers, according to previously undisclosed administration documents obtained by McClatchy. Investigations also can be triggered when “suspicious user behavior” is detected by computer network monitoring and reported to “insider threat personnel.”

Federal employees and contractors are asked to pay particular attention to the lifestyles, attitudes and behaviors – like financial troubles, odd working hours or unexplained travel – of co-workers as a way to predict whether they might do “harm to the United States.” Managers of special insider threat offices will have “regular, timely, and, if possible, electronic, access” to employees’ personnel, payroll, disciplinary and “personal contact” files, as well as records of their use of classified and unclassified computer networks, polygraph results, travel reports and financial disclosure forms.

Who gets to define suspicious behavior or attitudes? That could describe everyone in a bureaucracy. What next? Gulags for all the “suspicious” citizens?

Wild Thing's comment..............

This is Obama's America, it certainly is not the one you and I have known, nor the one the Founding Fathers wanted.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 10, 2013 12:47 AM


The iron curtain has fallen in Europe and is being erected on America's shores.

Posted by: BobF at July 10, 2013 09:38 AM