Email: Password: Remember Me | Create Account (Free)

Back to Subject List

Old thread has been locked -- no new posts accepted in this thread
Ian Bell
04/04/06 13:58
Read: 412 times
United Kingdom

#113625 - Hurdles
Responding to: Jez Smith's previous message
Jez Smith said:
I was wondering if anyone knows what is involved in this and should i mention my IRA connections?

First thing to remember is these folks have zero sense of humour - a quip about the IRA is likely to disqualify you - crazy but true.

Its for some aerospace project,all very hush hush eeek !!!

My first job was in this industry. We had a weeks 'Induction' a lot of which was security related. There were definitely certain places they would not want you to go on holiday and there were warnings about good looking ladies with fascinating accents who took an unexpected liking to you. (mind you this was 1969)

There were two levels of clearance. The simpler one just involved some background checks - parents, schools and clubs/societes you belonged to. The higher one involved active questioning of colleages, friends, old school friends and was surprisingly thorough.

The spooks have a surprising amount of power. At one company we developed some clever encrytion. We were visited by the spooks who let it be known that we would take it no further else we would be shut down. They could be quite handy for sorting out certain folk in Cambridge ;-)


List of 15 messages in thread
Security clearance      Jez Smith      04/03/06 10:12      
   That's blown it!      Andy Neil      04/03/06 10:39      
      yeah probably      Jez Smith      04/03/06 10:41      
   Better be careful      Bert Van Den Berg      04/03/06 11:12      
      Soome excuse...      David Smith      04/03/06 11:18      
   excellent      Jez Smith      04/03/06 11:25      
   in my first stint in the US      Erik Malund      04/03/06 11:41      
      well      Jez Smith      04/03/06 14:58      
         Forum member      Kalpak Dabir      04/03/06 22:37      
   Hhm..      Kai Klaas      04/03/06 20:08      
      Dont mention the hamsters      Jez Smith      04/04/06 00:00      
   Hurdles      Ian Bell      04/04/06 13:58      
      thanks for that Ian      Jez Smith      04/04/06 14:18      
      Process      Steve M. Taylor      04/04/06 17:55      
         They ask questions, but don't care      Richard Erlacher      04/04/06 22:57      

Back to Subject List