|Cartoon from 2003 by Cam Cardow in "Ottowa Citizen"|
- 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on security programs in about 10,000 locations. In the DC area they occupy 17 million square feet of space.
- An estimated 854,000 people hold top-secret security clearances.
- Many security and intelligence agencies do the same work, creating redundancy and waste. For example, 51 federal organizations and military commands, operating in 15 U.S. cities, track the flow of money to and from terrorist networks.