Programmers with network engineering skills

Jeroen van Aart jeroen at
Wed Feb 29 01:20:52 UTC 2012

Jamie Bowden wrote:
> Hey now...the time from zero to TS/SCI has gone from over half a decade to a mere quarter decade.  You can totally pay these guys to sit around doing drudge work while their skills atrophy in the interim.  Of course, if you need a poly on top, add some more time and stir continually while applying heat.

I didn't know what TS/SCI exactly stood for. So I did some thorough 
research (read: wikipedia, so if I am wrong please correct me :-) and I 
found this:

"In general, employees do not publish the individual compartments for 
which they are cleared. While this information is not classified, 
specific compartment listings may reveal sensitive information when 
correlated with an individual's resume. Therefore, it is sufficient to 
declare that a candidate possesses a TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph."

That sparked my interest. Did I miss something? One can lie about TS/CSI 
clearance and be believed as long as one can fool a lie detector? How 
safe is that? That strikes me as a bit odd.
"Polygraphy has little credibility among scientists.[22][23] Despite 
claims of 90-95% validity by polygraph advocates, and 95-100% by 
businesses providing polygraph services,[non-primary source needed] 
critics maintain that rather than a "test", the method amounts to an 
inherently unstandardizable interrogation technique whose accuracy 
cannot be established"

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