Letter to the editor

With all that has happened, it boggles the mind that our "leaders" have not awakened to the fact that contracting out so much federal work may be risky, at best.

In my agency and in my department alone, more than one-third of the workforce (40 out of 106 people) is contracted. How do we know that terrorist informers are not among contracted employees who work on our bases, in our agencies and next to career government employees?

Screening contracted employees, even those who work in nonsensitive areas, hasn't been a priority, nor has it been done to any depth in the past. The FBI just doesn't have the staff to check each contractor employee to the extent needed to secure the safety of our information.

Just knowing the layout of our buildings and our bases is a bonus to those wanting to do harm.

Think again, "leaders." Is this just another open door to our country's security?

Name withheld by request

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