Secrecy and Security News
- Coming Soon: Trump's Black Budget by Jefferson Morley, Alternet, March 20. "The president's secret request for intelligence spending will signal his intentions toward the CIA and the 'deep state'."
- Contract Killer by Noah Kulwin, VICE News, March 10. "Though authorities don't yet appear close to naming a suspect in the so-called Vault 7 leak of CIA documents, intelligence community experts with whom VICE News spoke agree that the leak most likely originated from a private contractor employed by the spy agency."
- Pentagon Blocks Littoral Combat Ship Overrun From a GAO Report by Anthony Capaccio, Bloomberg News, March 6. "The Pentagon office that reviews information to determine whether it's classified has blocked publication of potentially embarrassing data on cost overruns for the first two vessels bought under the Navy's primary Littoral Combat Ship contracts, according to a new congressional audit."
- Trump aides' bid to plug leaks creates unease among some civil servants by Arshad Mohammed, Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel, Reuters, March 3. "Current and former officials said that in a departure from past practice, access to a classified computer system at the White House has been tightened by political appointees to prevent professional staffers from seeing memos being prepared for the new president."
Older News: February 2017