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BAH-SEC fake CIO Chuck Riddle.

Riddle, Chuck



Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chief Information Officer (CIO), Oct 2018 - present. SEC data breach Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Nov 2016 - Oct 2018. Previously worked for IT incompetent Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH, Booz).

No IT education. Only a BA in communications (the dumb jock major not telecommunications) and an MBA (Master of Business Administration).

$246,666 is Riddle's most recent annual salary as of Feb 2019 according to my FOIA request to the SEC and to my FOIA request to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). This is outrageous. Most doctors and lawyers don't make that much and, unlike Riddle, they are at least qualified; by law they have to be.

For years the SEC had been warned that it was vulnerable to cyberattack, and still is, and Riddle was SEC CTO during the SEC data breach.

Riddle previously worked for IT incompetent Booz but went through the business-government revolving door; see Principles of IT Incompetence (IT Hiring: Government, Business, and the Revolving Door). Booz is a leading provider of IT services to the U.S. Government, particularly defense and intelligence, like the IT incompetent National Security Agency (NSA). Booz has been called the world's largest commercial spy agency, ironically doing so for other countries besides the U.S. Many of Booz's IT employees and former employees are IT incompetent.

The most notorious is high school dropout and traitorous spy Edward Snowden. Others of Booz's IT incompetent employees besides Snowden have been involved in espionage against the U.S., which is not surprising because the incompetent are more likely to be disloyal since they constantly fear for their jobs anyway; see Principles of IT Incompetence (IT Hiring: IT Incompetence Breeds Disloyalty and Corruption).

For even more of Booz's IT incompetent former employees that are now high IT officials, see Booz Hacks Fed IT, Makes It Incompetent, Insecure, Bankrupt, which besides Riddle also discusses former Booz employees: SEC data breach Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Andrew Krug and DHS Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Jeanette Manfra. Incredibly, see also Booz's current CIO, Susan Penfield.

The SEC recently awarded Booz, where Riddle previously worked, a $2.5 billion 10-year IT (including cybersecurity) contract even though Booz was responsible for traitorous spy Snowden and had its own data breach, in which it let hackers have thousands of military emails. Being SEC CIO, Riddle would have been involved in this IT contract award and, in collusion with former Booz employee Andrew Krug, SEC data breach CISO, it's obvious Riddle was still working for Booz in exchange for a higher-paying job with Booz later. See Booz Hacks Fed IT, Makes It Incompetent, Insecure, Bankrupt.

It was just such IT incompetence at the NSA that caused 9/11, which could and should have been discovered beforehand and stopped. All this makes Booz itself a severe threat to national security.