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The Nation

Spying is so easy for employees at most of the country’s 14,000 military contractors that “a supermarket employee may encounter far more difficulty stealing a loaf of bread,” according to a Defense Department report. The study urges the department to make changes in its security program, but offered no specific suggestions, the New York Times reported in Sunday editions. Most contractors maintain no controls over the use of classified materials at night and over the weekends, the report said. Stealing classified materials “is only slightly less difficult during working hours,” the 250-page study by senior officials of the Defense Department said.


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