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[liberationtech] U.S. Department of State Technical Security Specialist

Yosem Companys ycompanys at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 07:05:53 PST 2019


Of course, I totally agree with you on the importance of transparency.

On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 3:27 AM Nathan Andrew Fain <nathan at squimp.com>
wrote:

> Clarifications beyond cyber-defense would be necessary. Job posts for
> government agencies require at least as much transparency as we would be
> provided in a job post for a human rights organization.
>
> It is the assumption that there are "good guys" that builds apathy. This
> apathy creates such cases as those detailed in the recent reuters report
> about former-NSA agent Lori Stroud who after spending years of shelving
> their own moral compass while working at the NSA was primed for being
> pushed into spying on human rights activists for the UAE Government:
>
> https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-spying-raven/
>
>
> On 2/27/19 5:44 PM, Yosem Companys wrote:
> > That's an excellent question. The job is a cyber-defense job, not a
> > cyber-offense one. It also doesn't seem to require a
> > security clearance. So the job seems to fit the definition of technology
> > for social good in that it's theoretically speaking advancing global
> > diplomacy.
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 6:46 AM Nathan Andrew Fain <nathan at squimp.com
> > <mailto:nathan at squimp.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     As an international reader of this list I find this job advertisement
> >     could use clarification. There are plenty of jobs in the US State
> >     Department that could be adversarial to liberation tech. One does not
> >     know if this position falls on the evil-side or not-evil-side of the
> US
> >     State Department.
> >
> >
> >     On 2/27/19 7:30 AM, Yosem Companys wrote:
> >     > The *U.S. Department of State* is currently accepting applications
> for
> >     > a Technical Security Specialist
> >     >
> >     <
> http://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjI2LjIzMDQ1NDEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjI2LjIzMDQ1NDEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1NjIwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXljb21wYW55c0BnbWFpbC5jb20mdXNlcmlkPXljb21wYW55c0BnbWFpbC5jb20mZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&101&&&https://job-openings.monster.com/technical-security-specialist-va-us-csp-bureau-of-diplomatic-security/205713880?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
> >,
> >     > located in Springfield, VA.
> >     >
> >     > The incumbent serves as Technical Security Specialist in the
> Facility
> >     > Security and Engineering division, Office of Security Technology,
> >     under
> >     > the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Countermeasures,
> >     Bureau
> >     > of Diplomatic Security (DS/ST/FSE). The incumbent serves as a
> >     > contracting officer’s representative and team member responsible
> for
> >     > reviewing and providing oversight to a multibillion dollar
> government
> >     > contract for supply chain management.
> >     >
> >     > Key requirements for this position: Must have FAC-COR experience
> and
> >     > knowledge of technical security systems.
> >     >
> >     > This is a non-status, non-permanent Personal Service Contract
> >     position.
> >     > You do not acquire a competitive or excepted service status from
> this
> >     > position.
> >     >
> >     > Read the vacancy announcement
> >     >
> >     <
> http://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTkwMjI2LjIzMDQ1NDEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTkwMjI2LjIzMDQ1NDEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNzM1NjIwMSZlbWFpbGlkPXljb21wYW55c0BnbWFpbC5jb20mdXNlcmlkPXljb21wYW55c0BnbWFpbC5jb20mZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&102&&&https://job-openings.monster.com/technical-security-specialist-va-us-csp-bureau-of-diplomatic-security/205713880?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
> > for
> >     > more information, and to start the application process. *Please
> note
> >     > that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 8,
> 2019.*
> >     >
> >     > All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire
> vacancy
> >     > announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for
> this
> >     > position before applying.
> >     >
> >
>
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