In a counter move to Wikileaks, President Obama has signed an executive order which tightens the release of information.
Agencies bear the primary responsibility for sharing and safeguarding classified information, consistent with appropriate protections for privacy and civil liberties. Federal agencies that use classified networks will:
- designate a senior official to oversee classified information sharing and safeguarding for the agency;
- implement an insider threat detection and prevention program; and
- perform self assessments of compliance with policy and standards.
Of course, along with this order are the usual suspects of added bureaucracy, including a new committee, “office,” etc.:
- A Senior Information Sharing and Safeguarding Steering Committee…
- A Classified Information Sharing and Safeguarding Office…
- Senior representatives of the Department of Defense and the National Security Agency will jointly act as the Executive Agent for Safeguarding Classified Information on Computer Networks…
- An Insider Threat Task Force…
Naturally, The Powers That Be are boasting that they didn’t wait around for this new executive order and have made “significant progress…in five priority areas”:
- Removable media
- Online Identity Management
- Insider Threat Program
- Access control
- Enterprise audit
Nice to know that our intrepid government is doing its darnedest to keep we, the citizens who elect our officials and expect transparency and accountability for their actions, as much in the dark as possible.