Whistleblower Scandal Rocks National Reconnaissance Office

By: Tuesday August 14, 2012 11:00 am

The Obama Administration’s war on whistleblowers has been well-documented by Kevin Gozstola and others. Now, McClatchy has the tale of a similar muzzling of whistleblowers at the National Reconnaissance Office, which handles the nation’s spy satellites.

 

The Institutional & Political Suppression of the Free Flow of Information

By: Friday July 13, 2012 4:04 pm

For over a month now, members of Congress have been engaged in a bipartisan offensive against “leaks.” The offensive was launched after details on Obama’s “kill list,” cyber warfare against Iran, and the CIA underwear bomb plot sting operation in Yemen became public information. The offensive yielded the appointment by Attorney General Eric Holder of two US attorneys to investigate two of the “leaks” (no attorney was appointed to investigate how details on a covert drone program were released) yet this has not satisfied politicians. Congress people from both the Democratic and Republican Party in the US continue to introduce and speak out in favor of proposals to clamp down on the free flow of information.

NSA Financial Report Shows System Ripe for Abuse

By: Friday March 18, 2011 5:10 pm

I’m reading through the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on what it did last Congress. Among a number of interesting details, the report describes really really bad accounting at the National Security Agency (NSA).

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