Loose Ends

07.16.13 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

In response to an October 2012 presidential directive on “protecting whistleblowers with access to classified information,” the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy have produced their implementing policies.  These would generally prohibit retaliation against individuals who make “protected disclosures” of information to an authorized recipient.

The intelligence community may be retreating from its vision of a uniform community-wide information technology architecture, and may permit individual agencies to retain their “native agency system domain,” reports Bob Brewin in NextGov.  See “Intelligence Community Backs Off Information Sharing,” July 15

The lagging development of the Internet in Africa and its consequences were discussed in “The Emergence of the Internet and Africa” by Les Cottrell, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, May 13, 2013

The transcript of the July 9 public meeting of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is now posted here.