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It can't help that the Secret Service is losing top talent to private security firms like Academi (aka Blackwater), which draws a parallel with parts of the tech industry.

It makes me wonder exactly how much worse it is in the Intelligence industry. I agree with others in this thread, given the secrecy involved I expect it to be orders of magnitude worse than what we see in the private sector.

It also makes me wonder about the private Intelligence industry, about how much better they must be than their government counterparts, and about how they work together with government to "fight terror" and other demons. Combine that with the idea that government IT is losing talent to private firms in the same way... Maybe we should be more worried about private Intelligence firms than we currently are.

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