Newsweek: Protecting Covert CIA Operatives' Identities
Answer: Make sure your spouse doesn't end up on the bad side of the Bush administration.
Sorry -- I couldn't resist.
Mark Hosenball writes in Newsweek:
Financial records and résumés are available with a few keystrokes, so the CIA must adapt the cover stories and fake IDs used by U.S. spies.
In a recent report, the Senate intel committee said it was "concerned" the agency has not modernized its methods for establishing "nonofficial cover" — known as NOC — for CIA officers who want to operate overseas but away from official outposts like U.S. embassies and consulates.