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Keeping Secrets

From: Jim Mortellaro <Jsmortell@aol.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 1999 12:14:52 EST
Fwd Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 08:51:03 -0500
Subject: Keeping Secrets



On the subject of 'Keeping Secrets', an example of 1970's
thinking may be appropriate.  This story is quite true but is
not meant to be indicative of security, generally speaking. It's
just a really interesting story... and it happened to me.

I was, in 1970, working on a project called NAGS.  This was the
acronym for Naval Advanced Guidance System.  It was one of the
means by which a Polaris Poseiden warhead would guide itself
towards target(s), as these were MIRV or multiple warheads.

The security at the facility was very, very strict. You needed a
top secret clearance just to get into the work area.  And that
work area was guarded 24 hours a day.  Beyond the human
security, you needed a special badge and code access to get
thru the door.

If there was anything about this project that was critical, it
was security.  About three months after I became one of the
Electro-Optics engineers on the project, and after numerous
security briefings by the military, by the project management,
by the company reps, by everybody, an article appeared in
Aviation Week and Space Technology which outlined _exactly_ what
this project was all about, including the top secret portions,
which threatened corporeal punishment and a cruel death to
anyone on the project who leaked information, even by accident.

I wonder if Klass worked there at the time?

So much for keeping a secret!

Jim

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