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  • DoD Leaks Now Termed "Serious Security Incidents"

    fas.org 30 Oct '14, 2pm

    Unauthorized disclosures of classified information, leaks to the news media, acts of espionage, and certain other information security offenses are now to be collectively designated as “serious security incidents,” according to a Department of Defense directive that was published this...

  • Defense Intelligence Mission Expands

    fas.org 27 Oct '14, 3pm

    On October 24, the Pentagon issued an updated version of DoD Directive 5143.01 defining the role of the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence), the Department’s principal intelligence advisor and manager of military intelligence programs. The new directive is about 30% longer than ...

  • Polish F-16s In NATO Nuclear Exercise In Italy

    Polish F-16s In NATO Nuclear Exercise In Italy - Federation Of American Scientists

    fas.org 27 Oct '14, 2pm

    Since then, NATO has in fact changed the posture several times, although not eastward: In 2001, by withdrawing nuclear weapons from Araxos AB earmarked for use by Greek aircraft; and later also withdrawing Incirlik AB weapons that during the first part of the W Bush administration wer...

  • Govt Rebuts Criticism of State Secrets Privilege

    fas.org 20 Oct '14, 2pm

    Last week government attorneys submitted 28 documents concerning “watchlisting” procedures to a federal court for in camera review that they said should be protected from disclosure under the state secrets privilege. The documents had been sought by the plaintiff in Gulet Mohamed v. E...

  • Report on Disclosures to the Media is Classified

    fas.org 09 Oct '14, 2pm

    A report to Congress on authorized disclosures of classified intelligence to the media — not un authorized disclosures — is classified and is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, the National Security Agency said . The notion of an authorized disclosure of clas...

  • Insider Threat Program May Not Be Ready by 2017

    fas.org 09 Oct '14, 2pm

    Security policies in the executive branch are being overhauled in response to a potential “insider threat.” But while some progress is being made, the intended functionality will not be available for several more years to come. The insider threat includes “the threat of those insiders...

  • Transcript of 1954 Oppenheimer Hearing Declassified in Full

    fas.org 06 Oct '14, 2pm

    The transcript of the momentous 1954 Atomic Energy Commission hearing that led the AEC to revoke the security clearance of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who had led the Manhattan Project to produce the first atomic bomb, has now been declassified in full by the Department of En...

  • CIA Posts Hundreds of Declassified Journal Articles

    fas.org 18 Sep '14, 2pm

    The Central Intelligence Agency has posted hundreds of declassified and unclassified articles from its in-house journal Studies in Intelligence , in an effort to settle a lawsuit brought by a former employee, Jeffrey Scudder. Until lately, the CIA had resisted release of the requested...