Secrecy and Security News
Newer News: November 2019
- DNI Releases Appropriated Budget Figure for 2019 National Intelligence Program, news release, October 24. "Congress appropriated an aggregate amount of $60.2 billion to the National Intelligence Program (NIP) for Fiscal Year 2019. This amount includes funding to support overseas contingency operations."
- Department of Defense Releases 2019 Military Intelligence Program Budget, news release, October 24. "The total MIP budget, which included both the base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations appropriations, was $21.5 billion."
- Meet America's newest military giant: Amazon by Sharon Weinberger, Technology Review, October 8. "The Pentagon's controversial $10bn JEDI cloud computing deal is one of the most lucrative defense contracts ever. Amazon's in pole position to win--and its move into the military has been a long time coming."
- Defense Intelligence Agency Employee Henry Kyle Frese Arrested for Leaking Classified Information to Journalists, Justice Dept news release, October 8. "This is one of six unauthorized disclosure cases the Department has charged in just over two years." (Indictment, Affidavit for Search Warrant)
- Whistleblowers say aloud what many of us think in silence. It's a relief. by Tom Mueller, Washington Post, October 7. "Welcome to the golden age of whistleblowers. It's a shame we are here but a relief that a few brave souls still walk among us."
- FAS petitions DOE for declassification of the size of the US nuclear stockpile, FY 2019, October 1. "As the first nuclear weapons state, the United States should strive to set a global example for clarity and transparency in nuclear weapons policy by disclosing its current stockpile size. Ambiguity is not helpful to anyone in this context."
- National Background Investigations Bureau Transferred to Department of Defense, DoD news release, October 1. "The transfer of NBIB to DCSA provides economy of scale in addressing the federal government's background investigations workload, promotes ongoing efforts to align vetting of federal employees and contractors, and facilitates needed reforms in this critical area."
Older News: September 2019