Secrecy and Security News
Newer News: January 2013
- Are US Nuke Secrets Vulnerable to Cyberattack? by Dana Liebelson, Mother Jones, December 20. "The Department of Energy's internal watchdog has released a "very problematic" report about its cybersecurity practices."
- Bin Laden film leak was referred to Justice; leaker top Obama official by Marisa Taylor and Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Newspapers, December 17. "Pentagon investigators concluded that a senior Defense Department official who's been mentioned as a possible candidate to be the next CIA director leaked restricted information to the makers of an acclaimed film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and referred the case to the Justice Department, according to knowledgeable U.S. officials."
- White House advisers push classification overhaul by Sean Reilly, Federal Times, December 9. "A White House advisory panel is calling for a dramatic rethinking of how the government keeps its secrets."
- Agencies keep too many documents classified, president told by Charles S. Clark, Government Executive, December 7. "Agencies charged with protecting national security are using a declassification system that is out of date and unable to keep up with the expanding volume of government documents, a presidentially appointed board has reported."
- The open-and-shut administration by Dana Milbank, Washington Post, December 3. "'My administration,' President Obama wrote on his first day in office, 'is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.' Those were strong and hopeful words. Four years later, it is becoming more and more clear that they were just words."
Older News: November 2012