Thursday, July 19, 2007

DOE Offers Two for One Deal

The Department of Energy will not only grant you a license to purchase raw nuclear material it has employees willing to sell you the secrets to refining it into a weapons grade finished product. A low level contractor had money as the motive for his secret selling. How does this make you feel about the profit motive within our federal government?

The contractor had the incentive to hire the cheapest person qualified for the job to maximize their profits. Then the contract employee took it upon himself to steal highly classified secrets while escorting people around the lab complex and performing various maintenance duties. It's the American entreprenurial spirit at work, or at least a variation of it. I wonder if he needed money to pay for his health insurance?

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