Would You Tattle on Your Co-Workers?

By on June 27, 2013 in Current Events with 15 Comments

Reports have been in the news recently about an “insider threat prevention program” that allegedly encourages federal employees to police one another.

According to a recent article, an executive order signed in 2011 by President Obama “requires government agencies to ‘implement an insider threat detection and prevention program’ — in effect, ordering all government employees, regardless of security clearances or the sensitivity of their work, to police fellow workers as potential security threats, and report the suspicious behavior to superiors.”

This survey is now closed. You can view the results in this article: Federal Employees and the “Insider Threat” to National Security.

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