Secrecy and Security News
Newer News: September 2017
- Intel Bill puts DNI in charge of countering Russian election meddling by Shaun Waterman, Cyberscoop, August 23. "The nation's top intelligence official will have to assess spy agencies' response to Russian election meddling last year and devise of whole-of-government strategy for combatting similiar efforts in the future, if a Senate bill that advanced this week becomes law."
- I Asked the U.S. Military for its Leaflets About Joseph Kony. It Sidestepped the Request, Then Burned Them by Nick Turse, The Intercept, August 24. "Late last year, via a Freedom of Information Act request, I asked the U.S. military for a copy of the 'Joseph Kony Is Dead' flier and other similar leaflets dropped by the millions in Central Africa. I was told, after a search, that the fliers could not be located -- not one single leaflet."
- FY 2019 Administration Research and Development Budget Priorities, Office of Management and Budget, August 17. "While military R&D should serve the national defense first and foremost, the Administration recognizes the contributions of military R&D to the development of tremendously useful civil applications. Accordingly, we encourage programs with dual-use potential to be leveraged for Federal non-military advancements."
- What's in Sessions' toolkit for hunting anti-Trump leakers? by Christopher Wallace, Fox News, August 4. "When the National Basketball Association wanted to stop a torrent of internal memos from being leaked to the media, it turned to classic spycraft."
- Sessions announces DOJ crackdown on leaks: 'We are taking a stand' by Andrea Noble, Washington Times, August 4. "The Justice Department has tripled the number of active leak investigations and dedicated new resources to battling unauthorized disclosures of classified information, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Friday."
- Attorney General Sessions Remarks on Leaks of Classified Information, DoJ press briefing, August 4. "Here is what I want to tell every American today: This nation must end the culture of leaks. We will investigate and seek to bring criminals to justice. We will not allow rogue anonymous sources with security clearances to sell out our country any longer."
- Defense to Get Historically High Share of Research Budget by John M. Donnelly, Roll Call, August 3. "The Pentagon and other security agencies' outsize consumption of federal research money would grow further under Republican plans, while nondefense research spending would drop, sometimes dramatically, a new congressional report shows."
Older News: July 2017