Newer News: October 2011
September 2011 Intelligence News
- Former Guard Charged with Attempting to Communicate National Defense Information to People's Republic of China, Justice Department news release, September 28.
- CIA Proposed Rule on Freedom of Information Act, Federal Register, September 23.
- CIA Proposed Rule on Privacy Act, Federal Register, September 23.
- CIA Rule on Access by Historical Researchers and Certain Former Government Personnel, Federal Register, September 23.
- CIA Rule on Mandatory Declassification Review, Federal Register, September 23.
- CIA Classification Challenge Regulations, Federal Register, September 23.
- CIA Says Global-Warming Intelligence Is 'Classified' by David Kravets, Wired Threat Level, September 22. "Richelson, in a Thursday telephone interview from Los Angeles, said the CIA has not released anything about its climate change research, other than its initial press release announcing the center's founding."
- 4.2 million have security clearances, report says by Sean Reilly, Federal Times, September 21. "The report marks the first time the government has inventoried the number of people having access to classified material."
- How many security clearances have been issued? Nearly enough for everyone in the Washington area by Greg Miller, Washington Post, September 20. "More than 4.2 million people have security clearances for access to classified information, a number that vastly outstrips previous estimates and nearly rivals the population of metropolitan Washington."
- Perpetual security state by Eli Lake, Washington Times, September 9. "The national security state that has expanded in response to the Sept. 11 attacks will not shrink in the near future, even though al Qaeda's top leadership has been decimated and the U.S. government faces extreme budget pressures."
- Statement of Administration Policy on H.R. 1892, Intelligence Authorization Act for FY2012, White House, September 7.
- Scientist Stewart Nozette Pleads Guilty to Attempted Espionage, news release, September 7. "Stewart David Nozette, a scientist who once worked for the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the White House's National Space Council, pleaded guilty today to attempted espionage for providing classified information to a person he believed to be an Israeli intelligence officer."
- Has Sept. 11 Changed How Agencies Share Secrets? by Rachel Martin, NPR Morning Edition, September 6. "In the aftermath of 9/11, the U.S. intelligence community was forced to answer questions about why key pieces of information were not shared. One reason: an obsession with secrecy. Nearly 10 years later, has the culture of secrecy changed?"
- Homeland security office creates 'intelligence spam,' insiders claim by Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz, Center for Investigative Reporting, September 5. "The office stands as an acute example of the federal government's decade-long struggle to bridge bureaucratic and communication gaps among federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies. It also illustrates the shortcomings of a heavy reliance on contractors, who for years made up the bulk of the office's personnel."
- WikiLeaks Now Victim Of Its Own Leak by Tom Gjelten, National Public Radio, September 3. "The entire WikiLeaks collection, consisting of a quarter-million diplomatic files, is now out in raw form on the Internet. They are unfiltered, unanalyzed and unedited. No names of diplomats or secret sources have been removed."
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Updated October 6, 2011