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FBI Workers with Foreign Ties Face Unfair Security Checks

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 New York Times

Hundreds of employees with foreign ties working for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation are subjected to what they say are unfair aggressive background checks that have forced some to cut contact with family members abroad, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

All FBI employees are subject to security screening, but according to the story, those with foreign language skills and who have families or friends abroad find themselves facing more rigorous and more frequent security interviews, polygraph tests and reviews of personal travel, electronic communications and file downloads.

The FBI did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for comment.

The FBI created the Post-Adjudication Risk Management program, or PARM after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The move was prompted by concerns that employees and contractors with ties abroad could be coerced by foreign spies or organizations labeled as terrorist to reveal classified national security information.

 

Read More: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/FBI-security-foreign-language/2015/01/03/id/616236/

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