U.S. Military Orders Millions of Employees to Spy on Each Other

Had to imagine there would be drastic action taken. Sam Biddle writes on Gizmodo:

The faces at the Pentagon are still mighty red since WikiLeaks. And they don’t want a repeat. A new directive from the Department of Defense aims at squelching leaks — by deputizing a massive number of employees as involuntary snitches.

The document, titled “Counterintelligence Awareness and Reporting (CIAR),” directs DoD employees, military and civilian alike, to “Report, in accordance…the contacts, activities, indicators, and behaviors” of their coworkers. And given the WikiLeaks story, this means keeping tabs on your neighbor’s computer. Suspicious (and must-report) behavior includes:

“Unauthorized possession or operation of cameras, recording devices, computers, and communication devices where classified information is handled or stored.”

“Discussions of classified information over a non-secure communication device.”

“Unauthorized copying, printing, faxing, e-mailing, or transmitting classified material.”

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  • Nunzio X

    That’s right, motherfuckers. Be frightened.

    It’s what you’re soooooo good at—-worrying about everything.

    Worried about citizens with video cameras. Worried about people “in the club” who decide to expose bullshit to those outside the club. Worried about people who wear tablecloths on their heads. Worried about the fucking Mexicans, coming up here to steal our precious and coveted lawn-care and slaughterhouse jobs from us.

    See Dick. Dick is a dick. See Dick worry! Worry, Dick, worry!

    Your world is about to crumble because of the [insert racial slur here].

    Listen, Dick, listen: I will teach you a new phrase. Repeat, Dick, repeat! Repeat, or you’re unpatriotic!

    The phrase is: SIEG HEIL! Goosestep, Dick, goosestep! Now you are one of the Elite, Dick!

  • Nunzio X

    That’s right, motherfuckers. Be frightened.

    It’s what you’re soooooo good at—-worrying about everything.

    Worried about citizens with video cameras. Worried about people “in the club” who decide to expose bullshit to those outside the club. Worried about people who wear tablecloths on their heads. Worried about the fucking Mexicans, coming up here to steal our precious and coveted lawn-care and slaughterhouse jobs from us.

    See Dick. Dick is a dick. See Dick worry! Worry, Dick, worry!

    Your world is about to crumble because of the [insert racial slur here].

    Listen, Dick, listen: I will teach you a new phrase. Repeat, Dick, repeat! Repeat, or you’re unpatriotic!

    The phrase is: SIEG HEIL! Goosestep, Dick, goosestep! Now you are one of the Elite, Dick!

  • Grooveboss

    U.S military orders millions of employees to kill each other. Oh! Zombie apocalypse here we come. 

  • Grooveboss

    U.S military orders millions of employees to kill each other. Oh! Zombie apocalypse here we come. 

  • mrtastycakes

    This is not a new policy and it is completely reasonable. If you get punished for not reporting another employee for stealing from the register, I seriously doubt any headline would read, “Taco Bell Orders Millions of Employees to Spy on Each Other,” or whatever.

    • Jin The Ninja

      To conflate fiscal theft with whistle-blowing  is GROSSLY intellectually and morally dishonest.
      The point is to create an atmosphere of uber patriotism and deep paranoia. get it?

      fascism. look it up.

  • mrtastycakes

    This is not a new policy and it is completely reasonable. If you get punished for not reporting another employee for stealing from the register, I seriously doubt any headline would read, “Taco Bell Orders Millions of Employees to Spy on Each Other,” or whatever.

  • Jordan

    The paranoia keeps growing. These are standard counter-espionage procedures at not only government agencies but companies as well. They are reasonable too considering the numerous cases of spying within the DoD.

  • Jordan

    The paranoia keeps growing. These are standard counter-espionage procedures at not only government agencies but companies as well. They are reasonable too considering the numerous cases of spying within the DoD.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    A sign of political implosion. High-level internal paranoia. Kiss your warped idea of order goodbye.

    This makes just about everyone the enemy. They’ll be no one left to trust.

    Sieg Hiel

  • Anonymous

    A sign of political implosion. High-level internal paranoia. Kiss your warped idea of order goodbye.

    This makes just about everyone the enemy. They’ll be no one left to trust.

    Sieg Hiel

  • Hadrian999

    the funny part is how they enforce it

  • Hadrian999

    the funny part is how they enforce it

  • whatever

    the military telling its members to look out for spies, HOLY SHIT THATS CONTROVERSIAL!!!

  • whatever

    the military telling its members to look out for spies, HOLY SHIT THATS CONTROVERSIAL!!!

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    “Sir…I saw Bob doing something suspicious yesterday.”

    “What was he doing, Allen?”

    “He was watching me furtively from a distance. He kept looking away when I looked up at him.”

    “What were you doing at the time?”

    “Well, I was observing Susan through her office window. You know…in case she did anything suspicious…but she didn’t do anything but keep checking on Steve in the corner cubicle.”

    “So…Bob was staring at you all day, you were staring at Susan all day, and Susan was staring Steve all day. Have I got this right?”

    “Yeah…pretty much.”

    “Good job. Glad to know you’re all on board with the new program. Any other issues, Allen?”

    “Just one, sir.”

    “And what’s that?”

    “What is it that we do here, anyway? It’s been three years since I got hired and all we do is stare at each other.”

    “Damned if I know, son…but if the checks keep coming, who cares?”

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    “Sir…I saw Bob doing something suspicious yesterday.”

    “What was he doing, Allen?”

    “He was watching me furtively from a distance. He kept looking away when I looked up at him.”

    “What were you doing at the time?”

    “Well, I was observing Susan through her office window. You know…in case she did anything suspicious…but she didn’t do anything but keep checking on Steve in the corner cubicle.”

    “So…Bob was staring at you all day, you were staring at Susan all day, and Susan was staring Steve all day. Have I got this right?”

    “Yeah…pretty much.”

    “Good job. Glad to know you’re all on board with the new program. Any other issues, Allen?”

    “Just one, sir.”

    “And what’s that?”

    “What is it that we do here, anyway? It’s been three years since I got hired and all we do is stare at each other.”

    “Damned if I know, son…but if the checks keep coming, who cares?”

  • http://profiles.google.com/saintzedofourlostyouth R Z

    To conflate fiscal theft with whistle-blowing  is GROSSLY intellectually and morally dishonest.
    The point is to create an atmosphere of uber patriotism and deep paranoia. get it?

    fascism. look it up.

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