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Monday, June 15, 2015

Privatize CIA and NSA

Maybe if we make the CIA and NSA private than these kinds of things would not happen.
The private sector will not tolerate mistakes or security breaches. Heck China could run or intelligence agencies better than we can. Maybe the smart thing to do is outsource our intelligence and security overseas. After all what is so special about Washington DC, CIA and NSA that it cannot be done far better and cheaper elsewhere?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Folks don't acknowledging how many mistakes get made in the private sector. Takata air bags, GM ignition switches, etc. The Fortune 50 would have had their lawyers down to WIPP getting those confidential settlements signed ASAP.

Privatize the NSA and the efficiency will mostly be in the speed with which all the data are sold to FaceBook, Google, Baidu, et al.

Anonymous said...

OPM has dabbled in privatization, in fact outsourcing background checks to USIS which was a private company spun out from OPM. Try googling "USIS background check fraud". The lesson learned was that mistakes are tolerated, and even encouraged if they are profitable.

Anonymous said...

Why stop there? Let's privatize the entire DoD. Wars can be fought for profit just like we build nukes for profit now.

Anonymous said...

Why stop there? Let's privatize the entire DoD. Wars can be fought for profit just like we build nukes for profit now.

June 16, 2015 at 5:54 PM

I agree, in a free market there will be far less wars because costumers will go to places that are not selling war. The free market is the answer.

Anonymous said...

there will be far less wars because costumers will go to places that are not selling war.

June 16, 2015 at 8:38 PM

Why? Do people who aren't at war wear more costumes?

Anonymous said...

It's been proven over and over and over again that privatization only results in higher costs, more administrative burden, more management overhead, and less productivity.

Many of the problems at the labs are the direct results of privatization. You have companies managing the work that don't understand a damn thing about it. As a result, they hire bad people, fire the good ones, and institute a "no thinking allowed" compliance culture that emphasizes rule following rather than rational thought and understanding.

Want good results? Hire good, competent people that understand what they are doing, and watch productivity go up and stupid safety and security incidents go down. That requires the management to actually understand how to manage the work - something that will never be accomplished by bringing in a private defense contractor to run a scientific research lab.

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