21 May '12, 3pm

Army Updates Oversight of "Sensitive Activities": #Secrecy #FAS

In a directive issued last week, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh established a new Army Special Programs Directorate (ASPD) to administer and oversee special access programs and other “sensitive activities” conducted by the Army. “I expect all Army commands, organizations and personnel to be proactive in affording the ASPD and the other members of my sensitive activities oversight team… unfettered and continuing access to any and all information and operational data they deem necessary to accomplish their oversight missions and functions,” Secretary McHugh wrote in the May 14 Army directive 2012-10 . The new Directorate is the successor organization to the former Technology Management Office, which performed many of the same functions. The definition of “sensitive activities” in Army Regulation 380-381 includes: “programs that restrict personnel access [...]; sensitiv...

Full article: http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2012/05/army_oversight.html

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