A group of scientists at my company is currently performing research on a project that, in the future, will require use of classified data. These scientists don’t hold active security clearances. However, a team of engineers (also working in the project) does have security clearances, and will have access to the classified data without much problem. My questions are the following:
(1) Is this type of scenario common in other companies and research environments?
(2) How can we define the information that the engineers would be able give to the scientists so that the scientists can further refine the algorithms and improve the research being done? This of course, without breaking any rules on the nature of the data.
(3) Have you seen these scenarios work in real life? Or is there a specific burden that hampers working this way?
(4) If these types of scenarios do work in real life, what challenges do you know of, and what suggestions would you make so that the interaction works in a smooth manner?