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NOIR: A White Paper
Part One: True Psychology of the Insider Spy
Part Two: Proposing a New Policy For Improving National Security By Fixing the Problem of Insider Spies

Part ONE

True Psychology of the Insider Spy 1

  • The Core Psychology of the Insider Spy 2
  • The Ten Life Stages of the Insider Spy 2
    • Stage One: The Sensitizing Stage 2
    • Stage Two: The Stress/Spiral Stage 3
    • Stage Three: The Crisis/Climax/Resolution Stage 3
    • Stage Four: The Post-Recruitment Stage 4
    • Stage Five: The Remorse/Morning-After Stage 4
    • Stage Six: The Active Spy Career Stage 5
    • Stage Seven: The Dormancy Stage(s) 5
    • Stage Eight: The Pre-Arrest Stage 6
    • Stage Nine: The Arrest and Post-Arrest Stage 6
    • Stage Ten: The Brooding in Jail Stage 6
  • The Existential Dilemmas of the Insider Spy 7
    • Failure Upon Failure 7
    • Stuckness 7
    • Convergence of Psychology 7
  • Other Factors 7
    • Socio-Economic Pyramid 7
    • Gender Differences 8
  • Current Understanding and Practices 8
  • New Directions Proposed 9

Part TWO

Proposing a New Policy For Improving National Security by Fixing the Problem of Insider Spies 11

  • Key Benefits of NOIR: Tactical, Strategic, Ancillary 12
  • NOIR’s Main Aims: Stopping spying. Preventing spying. 12

Section A: Stopping Spying 13

  • Convergence: Creates the Opportunity 13
  • Reconciliation: Exploits the Opportunity 13
  • Seven Factors Driving For Reconciliation 14
    1. Uncertainty-Perpetual Torment for Insider Spies 14
    2. Stuckness 14
    3. Burnout and Exhaustion 15
    4. Loneliness 15
    5. Shift of Values 14
    6. Honor and Patriotism (!) 15
    7. Hope 15
  • Windows of Opportunity 16
  • NOIR Package of Calibrated Punishments and Conditional Protections with Kick-Out Provisions 16
  • NOIR: Implements the Opportunity 17
  • Ten Rationales for NOIR 18
    1. Getting Real About How Insider Spies Are Caught 18
    2. Broadening Emphasis from Detection Technology to Human Psychology 18
    3. Shifting the Paradigm to a Higher National Security Mindset 19
    4. Game Theory Ideas 19
    5. Ideas from Economics: The Costs of Spying 19
    6. Ideas from Insurance 20
    7. Issues of Scale: Why Size Matters 20
    8. Good Cop/Bad Cop, Carrots and Sticks 21
    9. Tradeoffs: The Businessman’s Choice 21
    10. Spirit, Morality and Values 21
  • Benefits of NOIR 22
  • Tactical Benefits of NOIR 22
    • Cessation 21
    • Mitigation 23
    • Exploitation 23
  • Strategic Benefits of NOIR 23
    • Weakening of Spy-Handler Relationships 23
    • Rolling Up Spy Networks Becomes More Likely 23
    • NOIR Promotes Eventual Readiness to Reconcile 23
    • Insider Spy Productivity Degrades in Anticipation 23
    • Morale Improvement for Intelligence
    • Community Agencies 24
    • Predomination: The Key Strategic Benefit of NOIR 24
  • Ancillary Benefits of NOIR 24
    • Partially Solving the Problem of the Non-Prosecutable Spy 24
    • Getting Traction with Ideological, Ethnic, Religious, or Psychopathic Spies 25
    • Managing Difficult “Gray Zone” Personnel Problems 26
    • Providing an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) of Last Resort 26
    • Smoothing the Outplacement Process for When All Else Fails 26

Section B: Preventing Spying 27

  • Raising the Barriers for Crossing the Line 27
  • Lowering the Pressures for Crossing the Line 28

Section C: NOIR: The Proposed New Government Entity 29

  • Four Main Characteristics of NOIR 29
    1. Small 29
    2. Independent and Separate from All Intelligence Community Agencies 29
    3. Inexpensive 29
    4. Secrecy Regarding NOIR is Not Desirable 30
  • Components of NOIR 30
  • The Mission of Stopping Spying 30
    • Reconciliation Branch 30
  • The Mission of Preventing Spying 30
    • Public Affairs and Outreach Branch 30
    • Research Branch 31
    • Employee Assistance Program Branch 31
    • Outplacement Branch 31
    • General Administrative Branch 31
  • Conclusions 31
    • Defining Success 31
    • Implementing NOIR: The Next Steps 32
  • Endnotes 33

NOIR: A White Paper – Proposing a New Policy for Improving National Security by Fixing the Problem of Insider Spies by David L. Charney, MD.