IT pilot fish is facing layoffs at the defense contractor where he works, but at least he feels better about one thing: His job didn't require a security clearance.
"Those folks were limited in what they could put on their resumes," says fish. "They weren't even allowed to list normal commercial software packages that they used in a cleared program.
"For instance, they couldn't list that they had used C with the Oracle RDBMS, or list SQL or the Pro*C Oracle precompiler. That would make it much harder to find a job — their resume wouldn't get past the keyword searchers in HR.
"The security folks explained that enemy spies could combine that information to gain insight into individual programs.
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