.An "insider threat" program launched by the Obama administration two years ago requires federal employees to spy on each other using profiling techniques not proven to work, according to a new report.
Details about the program, first reported by McClatchy, have gradually been made public in recent weeks. It was apparently ordered in 2011 in the wake of security leaks by Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, and urges federal workers and contractors to look out for "high-risk" behavior -- and to report it.
But McClatchy reported Wednesday that it urges workers to use questionable techniques. It encourages them to flag a range of possible behaviors and circumstances, from financial problems to odd hours to unusual travel, according to the report.
McClatchy noted studies have found that "behavioral surveillance" is not scientifically proven to work and could result in illegal profiling
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didn't Hitler and Stalin have a similar program for their citizens to spy on their follow neighbors and co workers
when did normal federal employees become qualified to spy on any one. do you know how many false accusations could and would happen
Its bad enough we have the NSA correcting phone call and email data. we have the IRS targeting you if you don't agree with the president. now your getting spied on by your fellow co worker if your a fed employee
Obama has the constitution hanging up in the WH bathroom so he can wipe his ass with it