Secrecy and Security News
- 6 Of The Most Fascinating Stories From The CIA’s Huge Archive Of Now-Declassified Files by Paul Szoldra, Business Insider, September 18. "The Central Intelligence Agency on Thursday released a huge cache of declassified articles from its in-house journal 'Studies In Intelligence' as a step in settling a lawsuit from one of its former employees."
- DoD Investigative and Adjudicative Guidance for Issuing the Common Access Card (CAC), Interim Final Rule, Federal Register, September 17. "The CAC is the DoD personal identity verification (PIV) credential. Individuals appropriately sponsored for a DoD CAC must be investigated and adjudicated in accordance with this part."
- Israel's Worst-Kept Secret by Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith, The Atlantic, September 16. "Is the silence over Israeli nukes doing more harm than good?"
- Senior DOE Official Wants Probe Into Firing of Los Alamos Dissident by Douglas Birch, Daily Beast, September 16. "The overseer of U.S. nuclear weapons production has requested an inspector general's review of the dismissal of analyst James Doyle, who supported Obama's nuclear-free vision."
- DOE/NNSA Replies to FAS Regarding the Case of James Doyle, letter from NNSA Administrator Frank G. Klotz, September 15. "Without commenting on the particulars of Mr. Doyle's case, I have asked the Department's Inspector General to examine whether Mr. Doyle's termination resulted in whole or in part from the publication of an atiicle he authored."
- Special Operations Wants Portable Lasers, Better Night Vision Goggles by Bob Brewin, NextGov, September 11. "The Special Operations Command requires 'revolutionary game-changing' technologies to support its mission, including portable lasers, color night vision systems and advanced battlefield wound dressings."
- 9/11's secret 28-page history by Robert Kennedy, Al Jazeera, September 10. "Twenty-eight pages from an official 2002 report detailing foreign-government assistance to the September 11 attackers remain classified. Determined 9/11 family members and sympathetic congressmen are pushing hard, however, for the long-awaited release of the missing history of one of the United States' greatest tragedies."
- Department of Defense Freedom of Information Act Program, proposed rule, Federal Register, September 3. "The rule updates DoD policy and procedures that implement the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and incorporate the provisions of the executive order directing agencies to improve the disclosure of information."
- What to Expect From Obama's Resurgent Intel Advisory Panel by Aliya Sternstein, Defense One, September 2. "The Obama administration is resuscitating the President's Intelligence Advisory Board after membership dwindled to four people a year ago."
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