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The Cybersecurity 202 (The Washington Post)

The Washington Post, August 2, 2021

The Cybersecurity 202

Former FBI Director James Comey complained in 2014 that it was difficult to hire top cyber talent at the bureau because of background checks that barred marijuana smokers. ‘I have to hire a great workforce to compete with those cyber criminals, and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview,’ he said at a conference hosted by the New York City Bar Association. He said the FBI was ‘grappling’ with amending its hiring policies to be more tolerant of past marijuana use.

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