Jeez, I'm already sick to death of this thread. What a good time to
add to it ;).
I'm sure many, if not most, of us enjoy some type of formal clearance
to work at our job sites. You get a clearance (1) when you need one;
(2) when you seem to match the profile of someone who can be trusted
to see, hear, and know the types of things you're in a position to see,
hear and know. Some clearances move with you, some don't.
Well, I don't need to spell the rest of it out, do I? An application
with sufficient penalties for lying -- real ones, that are enforced --
should provide sufficient clearance for getting enough information
to test for and remove a hole. More information required means more
clearance methods, paid for by employer ( in most cases, with exceptions
for sufficiently small businesses ). The clearance should not be a
giveaway. ( Yes, there are adminstrative and policy details left out;
this isn't a thesis. )
Consider it overhead for the policemen that serve the Information
Superhighway: allocate tax dollars to fund and support the federal end.