So as i mentioned beforehand i have worked on government projects before and continue to do so even though i for the most part dont agree on how they do things.
For the newest project i now had to undergo a new Security Vetting since my previous clearance level was not high enough.
This time though my level is now finally high enough that i am allowed to read the dossier about myself.
For Information in Germany we have 5 (well 6 if you count 0) clearance levels. They are graded the following.
0 You know nothing and you are not allowed to now any stuff that is not public available.
1 You are allowed to view a set amount of files (decided beforehand) you have to undergo basic Security Vetting to get this.
Vetting includes a background check and pulling of all files about you also you will have to give precise answers to questions about your past live but without polygraph (Lie Detector).
You will have to do this if you for example work on basic Government internal and low level Secret projects.
2 You are allowed to view any low level Secret files after filing the correct forms.
Most higher end Government work requires this some military positions like work at the MAD do as well.
3 You are allowed Secret files after filing the correct forms. And some restricted and beforehand clarified Top Secret Files.
My previous level and here you have to undergo the next level of Security Vetting this time including a polygraph test and the like.
4 You are allowed to view Top Secret Files after filling the correct forms and have basically unlimited access to lower security level Files.
This is my new level and to get it i was checked out quite thoroughly for example all my communication stuff had been checked all my personal Files from University and Companies had been pulled and so on also i again had to do a polygraph test this time with funny control questions for example about my sex live and religious believes etc .... great fun.
5 Only for Top rank Military (Generals) the head of the BND (German NSA equivalent) Top level Goverment for example the Bundeskanzler or the like. This rank is really rare there are about 15 people in Germany that have this rank at any given time.
You get more or less uncontrolled access to even Top Secret Files.
So the funny thing about this time is that i was finally allowed to view the results of my own vetting process. Which was the first File i requested and read today.
I have not been that disappointed in a long time they know jack shit about me. They know my sex live and they know my whereabouts very precisely but everyone with access to my Google Account would know that. They know my financial status but getting that about someone in Germany is easy since the system that guards it is broken by design.
Thus far this wasnt surprising at all what was more interesting was what they have as a psychological profile for me. They dont get shit sure i had been evaluated a few times before for previous levels but they all got it wrong ....
So why do i write about all of this? Well to be fair the Thread titles is still that i am rambling about shit in here so i am doing just that but also the thing about the whole security vetting process that really bothers me is that it has been turned around so much from what it used to be. Intentionally it was there for the Government to filter out people that only did the job for the money and instead get idealists that would have been harder to corrupt and worked for higher ideals like freedom and the like.
But what it has turned into is that these people are the first that get kicked out nowadays the tests come down to finding a certain kind of people from which they know of that if we pay them well enough they wont rat us out.
Sure this says something about me but whoever has not realized that i dont hold any ethical or moral values is really of the slow kind.
The whole System has turned against itself and it just is an irony in itself that the people nowadays that are allowed to get a clearance are exactly the people that the system is designed originally to never give one to.