Smith knew government secrets

Smith thought governments shouldn’t have secrets, but he would never let anyone know that. He was the unfortunate victim of his government’s secrecy. If anyone else knew that he worked for the NSA, his life would be in danger. Therefore, he had a cover. Smith wasn’t his real name, and he supposedly worked for an insurance agency. To make this believable, he was able to sell insurance to his friends and neighbors. The drawback was he didn’t get to keep the commissions.