2nd CJ update

Pat Farrell pfarrell at netcom.com
Sat Mar 12 06:52:54 PST 1994

In message Fri, 11 Mar 1994 10:17:52 -0800,
  Phil Karn <karn at unix.ka9q.ampr.org>  writes:

> PS. Does anybody consider it odd that someone from the NSA would actually
> identify themselves as such?

Not anymore. Both CIA and NSA have recently (past few years) had "open"
employees and contractors who can admit where they work. Some can even admit
general information about what they do, such as "I'm a SyBase DBA in the
administrative organization."

In the olden days, the same minor "spooks" would simply tell you they worked
"for the government" or "for DoD"

So the old "If I tell you I have to kill you" line is left to Maxwell Smart.


Pat Farrell      Grad Student                 pfarrell at gmu.edu
Department of Computer Science    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
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