The fantasy and reality of government security
Sometimes it is hard to brake a stereotype which was grown for a long time on basis of books, comics, movies. If this stereotype is meaningless then that is ok, we can keep it for a jokes :). But if it is about our security we have at least to point out this problem.
In the movies the government has always got the best toys, the cutting-edge technology and the tightest security standards. Those who have worked on security projects within the government know that in real life government security standards and implementations can vary all across the range from quite serious to laughable.