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How to Build a Spy-Proof Room

Thursday, January 03, 2013

January 3, 2013

By Mark Thompson
Time Magazine

Defending the nation against all enemies, foreign and domestic, is a tough business. That’s why the U.S. government has Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities, where the nation’s secrets can be freely discussed by military officers, intelligence operatives and diplomats.

If you’re going to keep the bad guys out, you’ve got to think like a bad guy. That’s what makes these technical specifications about building and operating SCIFs so interesting (the Navy has helpfully posted the entire thing…and more skiff, as the term is pronounced, background here).


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