Newer News: May 2013
April 2013 Intelligence News
- Statement Regarding the IC IG Forum Review of tbe Boston Marathon Bombings, April 30. "The Inspectors General of the Intelligence Community, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Homeland Security have initiated a coordinated and independent review into the U.S. Government's handling of intelligence information leading up to the Boston Marathon Bombings."
- Government secrecy orders on patents keep lid on inventions by G.W. Schulz, Center for Investigative Reporting, April 16. "It's a common refrain in the stump speeches of politicians that America is a nation of ideas, but Congress decided in 1951 that some of those ideas must nonetheless be kept hidden."
- Number of clearance holders exceeds population of L.A. by Sean Reilly, Federal Times, April 15. "Put all government security clearance holders together and you'd have the second-largest city in the United States, according to the latest annual numbers from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence."
- DNI Releases Budget Figure for FY2014 Appropriations Requested for the National Intelligence Program, ODNI news release, April 10. "The aggregate amount of appropriations requested for the FY 2014 National Intelligence Program is $48.2 billion." (Summary of NIP request).
- DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program Base Request for Fiscal Year 2014, DoD news release, April 10. "The Department of Defense released today the Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Request for fiscal year (FY) 2014. The total base request is $14.6 billion."
- Army Judge Raises Burden in Private's Trial on Leaks by Charlie Savage, New York Times, April 10. "The military prosecutors seeking to have Pfc. Bradley Manning convicted of violating the Espionage Act over his release of secret government files to WikiLeaks will face an additional burden at his court-martial under a ruling on Wednesday by a military judge."
- For good government groups, what did all that access earn? by Mark Lisheron, Washington Examiner, April 7. "For the members of the self-described transparency community, the first two years of President Obama's White House tenure felt a lot like the realization of his most extravagant promises of open and accountable government. The past six months has felt more like an abrupt backhand across the face."
- New Interim Guidance Question 21 on the Standard Form 86, "Questionnaire for National Security Positions", ODNI press briefing, April 5. "The Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper issued Friday, April 5 new guidance to support victims of sexual assault who hold or wish to hold a government security clearance, but may be reluctant to seek mental health counseling for fear they may have to disclose the counseling on their security clearance questionnaire. The guidance applies to all executive branch departments and agencies."
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