RealNews

Low pay squeezes FBI agents – and perhaps U.S. security

He is a law school graduate and a former Marine captain who seems to be living his career dream: to be an FBI agent, protecting the United States from terrorists and other criminals. But when the 34-year-old Long Island native leaves his New York City office, he returns to a life he says he never bargained for: a spartan rented room here, 42 miles south of the city. Assigned to one of the world’s most expensive cities with a salary of just $48,000 – and with more than $106,000 in student loans to pay off and credit-card debts near $10,000 – he says it’s all he can afford. “I took an oath when I joined the FBI,” says the agent, who has been with the FBI for four years and who asked not to be identified. “I never thought it would also include a vow of poverty.” Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.