Newer News: February 2013
January 2013 Intelligence News
- Pentagon Reverses Some of Its Censoring of a War Book by Scott Shane, New York Times, January 25. "In an illustration of the government's changeable ideas of what should be secret, Pentagon censors have decided that nearly half of more than 400 passages deleted from an Afghan war memoir can be printed without damaging national security."
- ODNI Request for Comment on Financial Disclosure Reports, Federal Register, January 25. "ODNI is giving public notice regarding extension of the currently approved information collection, Financial Disclosure Report, Standard Form 714, which candidates for national security clearance must submit as a condition of access to specifically designated classified information."
- After criticism, Obama officials quietly craft new polygraph policy by Marisa Taylor, McClatchy Newspapers, January 24. "The Obama administration is drawing up a new national polygraph policy in the wake of allegations that federal agencies are pushing legal and ethical limits during screenings of job applicants and employees."
- No classified FISA court rulings made public as a result of review by Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post, January 20. "Three years ago, U.S. officials launched a review of significant classified rulings by a federal intelligence court to see which could be redacted sufficiently for public release. To date, none have."
- Obama Expands Whistleblower Protections Amid Aggressive Enforcement by Samuel Rubenfeld, Wall Street Journal, January 7. "Is President Obama really waging, as critics contend, a war on whistleblowers?"
- ODNI Now Responsible for Nondisclosure Agreements, Federal Register, January 7. "In December 2011, the ODNI accepted responsibility from the Information Security Oversight Office for the maintenance of Standard Form 312: Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement."
- After new attacks, Obama faces questions on drones by Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner, January 3. "The first drone strikes approved by the Obama administration in the new year killed a major Taliban leader in Pakistan but also fueled growing concerns about Obama's accelerated use of secret killings with little outside oversight."
- The Benghazi Attacks: A Story of Obfuscating and Ignoring Evidence of Jihadi Terrorism in the Land of 'Arab Spring' by Anthony Kimery, Homeland Security Today, January 3. "Within hours of the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the US Consulate and the CIA's nearby secret annex in Benghazi, Libya, intelligence indicating the assault was an act of Islamist jihadi terrorism, according to intelligence officials who've been interviewed by Homeland Security Today since immediately after the deadly assault."
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Updated February 6, 2013