Please don't upset me like that.

3. Wrong. Pogo, a popular cartoon character from the 1960s, coined an oft-quoted phrase: "We have met the enemy, and he is us." That sums it up. We – not the foreign intelligence agents or economic competitors – are the principal source of the problem, but we can also become the solution. You and I and all other holders of security clearances are the first line of defense against espionage and loss of sensitive information. Together, if we fulfill our responsibilities, we have the power to protect our national security and economic interests.

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