08 Oct 2013

It’s always great to wind down on a Sunday night by watching one of my favorite shows, The Good Wife. Each character’s storyline intertwines, sometimes crossing the lines of personal and professional. Now you’re asking, why am I even writing about a non-reality television show? Well last Sunday’s episode referenced the industry that our company is involved in, SCIFs! Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities do not often work their way onto a TV show, but last night’s episode of The Good Wife was about two of the attorneys fighting a case against the NSA who had been listening in on private conversations. The government’s attorney tells the judge that they have “super secret information” which only the judge can hear. The government attorney then proceeds to ask the judge to speak in the SCIF because the information is all classified.  It was a great explanation of what a SCIF can be used for!

Cone of SilenceIt was interesting to see how a SCIF worked its way into The Good Wife, but there have always been hints of the ‘cone of silence’ as in the old ‘Get Smart’ series. Secure rooms are used more often than you think and are essential in the government arena as well as the commercial world for securing sensitive information. SCIF Global Technologies® guarantees that our modular SCIFs are built to a certain sound attenuation standard, but there’s also an electronic eavesdropping criteria to consider. We can do both! In the high tech world that we currently live in, more of our government customers are requiring that their SCIFs be built to defend against electronic intrusion unless they have layers of security in place called Security in Depth. There are so many things to consider during the planning stages and implementation of a construction security plan for a SCIF.

If you were inspired by this episode of The Good Wife, at SCIF Global Technologies, we work with our customers to create a cost effective SCIF solution without sacrificing the quality and effectiveness of the SCIF.

Was that SCIF on The Good Wife real? Most likely it was not, but it was exciting to see a bit of our reality on a Sunday night.

The Good Wife SCIF
The Cone of Silencehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqcSWI6Ppks

Episode of The Good Wife referring to a SCIFhttp://www.cbs.com/shows/the_good_wife/video/

 

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Jaye Andone is president and CEO of SCIF Global Technologies. Jaye will most likely be your first point of contact to lead you through the process from concept to procurement of your facility. Request a Quote or give her a call: 904-524-0911

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