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Edwards, John

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Chief Information Officer (CIO), Feb 2016 – present. Previously worked for IT incompetent Accenture.

Fake IT education. An IT education is the most important IT credential and Edwards only has a 2-year(!) BASc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from ITT Technical Institute. ITT Tech — nothing to do with ITT the telecom company, although that association was probably fraudulently intended — was a notorious for-profit college that was finally shut down by the federal government for being a student loan scam, providing worthless educations, to employers who were even a little knowledgeable, and worthless degrees, to those few who could afford to pay the exorbitant tuition long enough to get one; see No IT Education: For-Profit and Community Colleges, Other Training in Principles of IT Incompetence. The federal government would not provide educational loans to those attending ITT Tech, so should not accept an education from it as a qualification for a government job, particularly one in national security. No other college so essentially Edwards didn't even go to college.

The salary of Edwards is unknown because the CIA is conveniently not subject to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), which I know from experience is the only way to get such information. I tried anyway but was refused. The CIA is the perfect place for an IT incompetent to hide; for another example, see Edward Snowden.

Edwards previously worked for IT incompetent Accenture, a leading provider of IT services to the U.S. Government, but went through the business-government revolving door; see Principles of IT Incompetence (IT Hiring: Government, Business, and the Revolving Door). Accenture used to be part of Arthur Andersen, a top-five accounting firm that worked for Enron but was dissolved, just after it spun off Accenture, after it was found criminally complicit in Enron's massive fraud. See Fed IT Run By Enron's Corrupt Accountant, IT Incompetent Accenture. Accenture has spawned numerous IT incompetent government IT officials, like Suzette Kent and Nicole Dean.

On Edwards's watch, the CIA was hacked. Because he knows he is an IT incompetent fraud, he is outsourcing the CIA's IT to Amazon, which can hire whoever (e.g., Indians in India). Like the NSA, the CIA also hired high school dropout and traitor Edward Snowden and was hacked by him; in fact, most top secret documents stolen by Snowden were from the CIA. See 9/11 Was Due to IT Incompetence.

It would be hard to be more fake/fraudulent than having a degree from ITT Technical Institute, working for Enron/Arthur Andersen/Accenture, and then working for Snowden's CIA.

An IT incompetent being CIA CIO poses a severe national security threat. It was just such IT incompetence at the CIA and NSA that caused 9/11, which could and should have been discovered beforehand and stopped. See 9/11 Was Due to IT Incompetence.