Who Had The Brilliant Idea To Outsource U.S. Passports?

Okay, after the recent passport files snooping debacle I found today’s news story, “Outsourcing passports ‘profound liability’” very ironic and concerning.
Not only for the reported huge waste of taxpayers’ dollars, but also for the security risks…

“Security agencies and the GPO said it has protective measures in place to keep blank passports out of the hands of U.S. enemies but the agency’s inspector general, J. Anthony Ogden, said in October that there are “significant deficiencies” in the security of the manufacturing process, the Times said.
Ogden’s report said the GPO stated it couldn’t overcome the “significant deficiencies” because of “monetary constraints.””

Start listing all the threats, vulnerabilities and resulting risks involved with this practice.

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