U.S. government officials say privately they are frustrated that …

U.S. government officials say privately they are frustrated that Silicon Valley technology firms are not obtaining U.S. security clearances for enough of their top executives, according to interviews with officials and executives in Washington and California. […] According to one technology company employee, Silicon Valley firms are deliberately controlling the number of employees who have U.S. government security clearances—as a way to minimize the amount of
information the U.S. government asks them for.

[…] “If we had a lot more people with security clearances, they’d send us a lot more requests for information,” the employee said. “So we can control how much they ask for by limiting it to just certain people.”

CNBC: Friction heats up between DC, Silicon Valley

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