The recognition of Bitcoin as a foreign currency could theoretically affect decision-making on hiring employees in the US Department of Defense and their admission to state secrets, but the corresponding classification has not yet been developed.
Audrisy Harris also emphasized that the Ministry of Defense expects the decisions of the Ministry of Finance, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators regarding the legislative interpretation of cryptocurrency.
Information that Bitcoin could be included by the Pentagon in the list of information provided by applicants when undergoing a safety check was previously circulated on the basis of an email sent by a certain security officer.
As Secretary of State the agency will not carry out withdrawal of candidates due to the availability of digital assets, the recently announced demand by US Secretary of Defense James Mattheys about the priority of departmental work in cyberspace.
“If we consider bitcoin or another cryptocurrency as a reason for doubts in carrying out security checks, people will not wait until they are invited to the public service. I believe that along with this, the number of unsolved cases will only increase, “said retired United States Air Force general, former federal head of information security Greg Townhill.