I won't get into the whole debate about the government keeping our phone records in some massive database. I'm somewhat on the fence about the whole thing. Is it similar to there being cameras all over the place taking our pictures or is it something more? *shrugs* What got my hackles up, however, was that all of this top secret stuff was being handled by contractors. I guess it's nothing new since corporations such as General Dynamics, Northrup Grumman, Boeing, etc all have been working on top secret stuff for the government for years. Perhaps it's because I have been seeing a disturbing trend in government work overall. I commented to a co-worker that it seems we're doing less and less actual work and more and more contract administration. Once again, perhaps it's nothing new. The Bureau of Reclamation is always proud that we built Hoover Dam, but the actual building of the dam was handled by contractors. I don't know. It just seems to support the theory/belief that all government employees are simply paper pushers. I keep coming back to that line from "Office Space," "So...what is it exactly that you say you do here?!?"