Secrecy and Security News
Newer News: February 2018
- Temporary Spending Bill Relieves Intel Agencies From Oversight by Charles S. Clark, Government Executive, January 24. "Against the wishes of leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee, the newly enacted continuing resolution that funds the government until Feb. 8 contains a provision that could allow intelligence agencies to transfer funds to new operations without congressional approval."
- Provision in shutdown-ending bill stokes fear of oversight-free intelligence spending by Steven Nelson, Washington Examiner, January 23. "A three-week spending bill that ended this month's government shutdown allegedly allows tens of billions of dollars in 'black budget' appropriations to be sloshed among secret intelligence agency programs without longstanding congressional notification requirements."
- FBI text messages lost because of 'misconfiguration issues' that perplex security analysts by Jeff Mordock, Washington Times, January 23. "The FBI may have ignored its own data storage procedures as it lost five months of text messages between two anti-Trump FBI employees, security analysts said."
- UFO Legacy: What Impact Will Revelation of Secret Government Program Have? by Leonard David, Space.com, January 9. "Threat identification is obviously an important task," said Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists. "But the fact that this program was initiated at the request of Senator Reid -- not the Air Force -- suggests that national security was not the paramount motivation here," Aftergood said.
Older News: December 2017