THE ADMINISTRATION: Tightened Security

This week President Eisenhower issued a far-reaching executive order setting up new security requirements to insure "complete and unswerving loyalty" of federal employees. Effective May 27, the new order provides for security checks on all types of Government employees and a full-scale field investigation of applicants for "sensitive" positions, i.e., jobs concerned with classified information. Employees now in sensitive positions will be rechecked.

In one sweep, the President abolished the complex loyalty-security checks of the Truman Administration, including the top Loyalty Review Board. Eisenhower's new-order fixes final responsibility for employee security on department and agency heads. They, in turn, are...

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