Where do spy gadgets get built?
OTS has worked with the largest companies in the U.S. to build special equipment, and OTS has worked with one-man shops to design a particular piece of gear. National laboratories are a resource, and the engineering departments in universities are wonderful for concepts and ideas. OTS also has craftsmen in addition to its electronic and mechanical engineers. We have plastics people, we have folks who work in fabrics, woodworkers, bookbinders—all of those kinds of professions. How do spies order their gear? Technical officers work side by side with case officers all around the world, and they see the needs firsthand. We frequently received calls from folks after they had been on an international trip and read about high-tech gadgets on the airplane. You know, put this on your phone, and you can tell if the person on the other end is lying. Well, we would get people saying, “Can you guys do that? We could use one of those.” Who spies on us? The average person probably encounters more spy