I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Washington Times. In the first of a three-part series published this morning, Bill Gertz outlines how someone in the U.S. Government seems to have decided once again to risk national security by outsourcing contracts to overseas companies.
In much the same way national security appears to have been jeopardized when a huge chunk of the Air Force tanker contract was awarded to overseas interests (for a refresher, click here, here and here), now it seems it’s been compromised again in the area of passports:
The United States has outsourced the manufacturing of its electronic passports to overseas companies — including one in Thailand that was victimized by Chinese espionage — raising concerns that cost savings are being put ahead of national security, an investigation by The Washington Times has found. [Click here to read the rest of part one of this eye-opening series.]
Perhaps we should refer to national security by a new name, NSECURITY, until matters are straightened out. What a shame!