Accession Number : ADA293707

Title :   Assessment of Position Factors that Increase Vulnerability to Espionage,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE PERSONNEL SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Crawford, Kent S. ; Bosshardt, Michael J.

PDF Url : ADA293707

Report Date : OCT 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Reducing the likelihood of espionage is a primary objective of personnel security programs in the intelligence community and Department of Defense (DoD). While these programs also help reduce the likelihood of inadvertent compromise, the significant failures usually occur when a cleared individual deliberately provides valuable classified or sensitive information to an adversary or competitor. Personnel security programs have traditionally viewed likelihood of espionage from the perspective that individuals with certain characteristics are more likely to commit espionage. Examination of existing personnel security regulations indicates that many personal characteristics have been identified as being of personnel security concern. Examples of such characteristics include alcohol abuse, drug abuse, emotional/mental disorders, and financial irresponsibility. For each characteristic, detailed criteria have been developed to specify what constitutes unacceptable levels of risk. Screening out individuals who meet the criteria on a given characteristic or characterisitics enhances personnel security. (MM)

Descriptors :   *ESPIONAGE, *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, *SECURITY, *CLASSIFIED MATERIALS, *COUNTERINTELLIGENCE, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, VULNERABILITY, CAREERS, ACCESS, PERSONNEL SELECTION, FINANCE, DRUG ABUSE, MENTAL DISORDERS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE