Secrecy and Security News
- Accounting Authority Finalizes Policy for Withholding Classified Budget Numbers by Charles S. Clark, Government Executive, October 9. "It's final. The Pentagon and other agencies whose programs draw from highly classified budgets may withhold certain numbers from standard-format financial statements, an accounting authority announced last week."
- The Navy's Terrible Accident Record Is Now Hidden From Public View by Jason Paladino, The Atlantic, October 8. "I made the disturbing discovery recently that, amid a dramatic five-year spike in aviation accidents, the Navy has put aviation safety data that used to be public behind a wall."
- Federal Accounting Board issues new standard for classified activities, FASAB news release, October 4. The new standard allows agencies to modify public accounts in order to conceal classified activities (background).
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