Newer News: April 2011
March 2011 Intelligence News
- DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program Top Line Budget for Fiscal 2007, 2008, 2009, March 11. "The totals, which include both the base budget and supplemental appropriations, are $20.0 billion for fiscal 2007, $22.9 billion for fiscal 2008, and $26.4 billion for fiscal 2009."
- Designation of ODNI Officers to Act as DNI, Presidential Memorandum, Federal Register, March 11. "The officers of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence named in section 2, in the order listed, shall act as and perform the functions and duties of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), during any period in which the DNI and the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence have died, resigned, or otherwise become unable to perform the functions and duties of the DNI...."
- Twitter must give user info in WikiLeaks probe by Matt Barakat, Associated Press, March 12. "A federal magistrate ruled Friday that prosecutors can demand Twitter account information of certain users in their criminal probe into the disclosure of classified documents on WikiLeaks."
- WikiLeakers and Whistle-Blowers: Obama's Hard Line by Mark Benjamin, Time, March 11. "Justice Department officials say all decisions to level charges under the Obama Administration have been made on their merits, not to dissuade whistle-blowers. And many Democrats and Republicans in Congress want to make prosecuting government leaks easier, arguing that modern technology has made massive amounts of sensitive information easy to distribute and more devastating leaks increasingly likely."
- Anti-Muslim Discrimination in Post-9/11 America: Muslims have replaced Jews as targets of discrimination by Nadine Epstein, Moment Magazine, March/April 2011. "During the 1940s and 1950s, some Jewish scientists were stripped of their security clearances, causing them to lose their jobs or be downgraded to lower-security projects.... Today, Muslims are more likely than Jews to lose security clearances, says Sheldon Cohen, a security clearance lawyer in northern Virginia."
- Despite openness pledge, President Obama pursues leakers by Josh Gerstein, Politico, March 7. "The Obama administration, which famously pledged to be the most transparent in American history, is pursuing an unexpectedly aggressive legal offensive against federal workers who leak secret information to expose wrongdoing, highlight national security threats or pursue a personal agenda."
- Additional Charges Preferred Against Private 1st Class Bradley E. Manning, news release, March 2. "After seven months of investigation by the Army's Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and other investigative agencies, the U.S. Army has charged Pvt. 1st Class Bradley E. Manning with 22 additional charges." (Charge Sheet)
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