US Postal Service Apologizes For SF-86 Releases

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US Postal Service Apologizes For SF-86 Releases

Postby toucana on August 30th, 2018, 5:22 pm 


The U.S. Postal Service took responsibility Thursday for the unprecedented release of a security clearance application from an ex-CIA officer–and indicated that what it called a “mistake” may not be an isolated incident.

The application belongs to Abigail Spanberger, who is retired from the agency and running for Congress as a Democrat in Virginia. Spanberger’s application, which contains extraordinarily revealing personal information as a matter of course, ended up in the hands of a Republican-aligned opposition research firm and then a super PAC tied to House Speaker Paul Ryan. It marks the first time a security clearance application became fodder for a domestic political attack.  

Now colour me very stupid for asking, but WTF is the US Postal Service doing processing FOIA requests in the first place ? And how could anyone with a better than room-temperature IQ think it was appropriate to hand out highly sensitive SF-86 security vetting information on CIA personnel to toxic right-wing Super PACs ?

The Postal Service should be focusing on selling stamps, and trying to deliver letters and parcels to the right address surely ?
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