25 Mar '13, 3pm

New Pentagon instruction says inspector general @DoD_IG has "unrestricted" access to classified info

DoD Inspector General Has Unrestricted Access to Classified Info March 25th, 2013 by Steven Aftergood A Department of Defense instruction issued on Friday reinforces the policy that the DoD Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to have full access to all records, including classified records, that it needs to perform its function, and that no DoD official other than the Secretary himself may block such access. “The OIG must have expeditious and unrestricted access to all records…, regardless of classification, medium (e.g. paper, electronic) or format (e.g., digitized images, data) and information available to or within any DoD Component, and be able to obtain copies of all records and information as required for its official use once appropriate security clearances and access are substantiated for the OIG DoD personnel involved,” the instruction states. See “Office of the ...

Full article: http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2013/03/dodig_classified....

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