How ridiculous! The government would like is to have confidence in intelligence agencies without enough intelligence to know who the outside contractors are who are helping with the intelligence.
Javers, Eamon. 2006. “In The Dark About Outside Snoops.” Business Week (21 August): p. 13.
“Five years after the September 11 attacks, the U.S. intelligence community has so many outside contractors working for it that the government doesn’t know the exact number. Nor does the top brass know exactly what all these companies are doing.”