What could go wrong?

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    What could go wrong?

    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.

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/07/09/196211/linchpin-for-obamas-plan-to-predict.html#.Ud1s2VNJ7Jx

     

    How would you like to be in that kind of work environment every day?


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    Re: What could go wrong?


    Snitches get stitches! lol

     
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    Re: What could go wrong?

    SB,

    What could go wrong??? They have got to be kidding. I could write let me count the number of things but, I do not have the initiative right now after reading this.

    Comparisons to Hitler's Germany come to mind as well as Joe McCarthy. Not to mention Whitey Bulger and "The Sopranos".

    Big corporate and sports slogan...There is no I in Team. Well, there will be no team work with the kind of paranoia and mistrust this will likely lead to. 

    Now who wants a "cushy" government job?

                                                                

     
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    Re: What could go wrong?

    In response to StalkingButler's comment:

    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.

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/07/09/196211/linchpin-for-obamas-plan-to-predict.html#.Ud1s2VNJ7Jx

     

    How would you like to be in that kind of work environment every day?


    Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/07/09/196211/linchpin-for-obamas-plan-to-predict.html#.UdzPIlOhUeM#storylink=cpy




    Although not exactly the same, many of us already live with this everyday in the private sector, as part of the ethics contract signed at the time of employment.  Its usually called a whistleblower clause.

     
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    Re: What could go wrong?

     

    The module being mentioned, employees monitoring other employees, is troublesome for many reasons, but mostly because some of the "signs" a potential leaker may exhibit could be very run of the mill traits that many people have.  For example, here are some of the traits that may be indicative of something wrong:

     

    Drug use

     

    Conflicts with coworkers, supervisor

     

    Aggressive or violent behavior

     

    Web surfing, chat rooms at work

     

    Mood swings

     

    Bizarre behavior

     

    Used organization’s computers for personal business

     

    Poor performance

     

    EEO complaint

     

    Absence/tardiness

     

    Sexual harassment

     

    Poor hygiene

     

    While most of these behaviors may be cause for HR to intervene or in extreme cases terminate an employee these don’t necessarily mean anything more than a particular employee may be a jerk, lazy, or has a substance abuse problem.  Certainly you don’t want folks with some of these traits working with sensitive data becauseif they are a drug addict for example, they could be compromised or blackmailed into turning over secrets to avoid disclosure of their problems.  But again, these traits alone shouldn’t single out someone for further investigation as potential leaker, unless further digging (typically through an HR coaching reveals other information).

     

    There are better ways using technology and implementing better controls over information flow that can prevent access to sensitive data by those intending to release it publically or to other parties that shouldn’t have it.  So my guess is this program is actually a subcomponent of several other modules that combined represent the full effort at maintaining data security. 

     

     
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    Seems the worse is it may open the door for alot of bogus claims due to vidictiveness or other bad reasons to put a negative spotlight on co-workers.

    I would think people need training to make a decision about "unusual behavior" or "mood swings"

    I mean damn, some people (like me) are just weird but, not a spy or someone that wants to hurt the govt.

     
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    Re: What could go wrong?

    That's pretty funny. I'm glad I saw it before it gets deleted.

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    Re: What could go wrong?

    It would help if you directly replied to said post. I'm sorry that the quote came from the link provided by you.

    I meant the poster image. The Manning situation isn't funny in any way but, then again, neither is over reacting to it. I don't think that turning the federal workplace into an East German style dystopia is going to be helpful.

    In addition, the Obama administration has used leaks on several occasions to make themselves look good so they've pretty much lost the "absolute moral authority" card on this one.

     

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    Re: What could go wrong?

    You vill all be reported to zee ausorities for your skeptical attitudes!

     
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    Re: What could go wrong?

    In response to StalkingButler's comment:

    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.

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/07/09/196211/linchpin-for-obamas-plan-to-predict.html#.Ud1s2VNJ7Jx

     

    How would you like to be in that kind of work environment every day?


    Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/07/09/196211/linchpin-for-obamas-plan-to-predict.html#.UdzPIlOhUeM#storylink=cpy



    Hello? I'd like to report a suspicious government employee.  He is hardly ever at work, spends an inordinate amount of time playing golf, and clearly misuses government property.  I also question his pychological fitness for his position, as he has accused police of acting stupidly, and claims that if he had a son, he would look like Travon.

     

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