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Old 09-28-2010, 12:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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FBI caught cheating on exam

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A Justice Department investigation found that FBI agents and supervisors cheated on an open-book test that covered the bureau's policies for conducting surveillance on Americans. The cheating scandal comes at the same time as a different report that says the FBI used inaccurate information to monitor domestic activist groups. It was revealed the FBI gave false information to Congress and the public when it claimed a possible terrorism link to justify spying on an anti-war rally in Pittsburgh in 2002.In the report the FBI calls the Pittsburgh surveillance "an ill-conceived project on a slow work day". So they were sitting around coming up with bogus excuses to spy on people? Way to make yourselves look like an integral part of this country's security.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Here's the video frankies mentioned above:

I'm glad that this is making news. I don't know what your response is, but I'm pissed.


Here is an electronic copy of the official report:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/38230785/D...-Investigation

Here are a couple of news and opinion articles about the topic, in case anyone is interested in reading more:
SpyTalk - FBI cheating confirmed by Justice Department
Report: Significant cheating by FBI agents on exam - Yahoo! News

And some older articles from the beginning of the investigation:
FBI employees reportedly cheated on security test | Reuters
Alleged FBI cheating investigated - UPI.com
Hundreds of FBI agents 'cheated on spying rules test' - Telegraph
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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How does one cheat on an open-book test? "I spy, with my little eye?"
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Somehow I'm not shocked. Saddened but not shocked. I didn't read all the articles, any word on the fate of the cheaters?
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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So...FBI agents are just like everybody else?
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The only people who seem to be scolded are the test-writers for making a difficult, ambiguous test, and not making the definition of cheating for this specific test more clear.
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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How does one cheat on an open-book test? "I spy, with my little eye?"
Maybe they used notes or got help from their buddy. I didn't read any of the articles, it might say what they did in one of the links.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Maybe they used notes or got help from their buddy. I didn't read any of the articles, it might say what they did in one of the links.
They consulted their fellow test-takers, brought unapproved cheat sheets, and found a fault in the computerized exam to view a list of the correct answers.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Wait a minute!

Isn't gaming the system a part of the test?!
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Old 10-04-2010, 11:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Wait a minute!

Isn't gaming the system a part of the test?!
That's the CIA test.
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