Tag Archives: WikiLeaks

State Dept. Creates Cybersecurity Post

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the findings of a State Department review and laid out a new strategic vision for the agency, WikiLeaks, which published a trove of secret and, often, embarrassing diplomatic cables was the elephant in the room. So, it’s no surprise the State Department’s  reorganization …

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Lawmakers Push Obama to Shore up State Dept.’s Cyber Efforts

Two high-profile New York lawmakers urged President Barack Obama to bolster the State Department’s cybersecurity efforts, saying the recent attacks against private companies who cut off business with whistle-blower site WikiLeaks demonstrate the pressing need for new authorities. According to a report on NY1 television in New York, the proposals …

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OMB to Federal Workers: Eyes off WikiLeaks Site

The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo late Friday night, instructing federal workers and contractors not to read WikiLeaks materials, according to The Washington Post. “Classified information, whether or not already posted on public websites or disclosed to the media, remains classified,” the memo states, “and must be …

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NCTC Head Says Latest WikiLeaks Logs Won’t Affect Counterterrorism

Director of the National Counter Terrorism Center Michael Leiter, in a rare public speaking appearance Monday, said the recent WikiLeaks disclosures have caused officials to reevaluate information sharing. But, he said the published diplomatic cables, which have embarrassed and infuriated diplomats the world over, would not impact intelligence-gathering and counterterrorism …

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WikiLeaks’ Aftermath: Big Chill on Information Sharing?

In the wake of WikiLeaks’ latest disclosures – the potential publication of more than 250,000 secret State Department diplomatic cables, Obama administration officials are vowing it won’t happen again. But, the thought of a post-WikiLeaks clampdown has some observers predicting a possible chill for information sharing in the federal government. …

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WikiLeaks Disclosures Draw Ire of US, World Leaders

The latest round of WikiLeaks disclosures has been roundly criticized by U.S. officials. The leaked material, consisting of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables, some of which were classified, portrayed what The Christian Science Monitor called the “rough workings of diplomacy.” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who The Washington Post …

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WikiLeaks Part III: Whistle-blower Site Releases Diplomatic Cables

After releasing hundreds of thousands of secret war documents from Iraq and Afghanistan, so-called whistle-blower website WikiLeaks released a trove of secret diplomatic cables Sunday, amid claims its site was under cyber attack. CNN International called the release an “information blitz” and said the documents “offered a glimpse into the …

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McChrystal Finds Latest WikiLeaks Releases ‘Sad’

The release on Friday of some 400,000 classified documents related to the Iraq war by the website WikiLeaks has brought out a range of emotions from national security leaders. Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal, speaking at the Daily Beast Innovators Summit in New Orleans, called the leaks “sad,” CBS News reports. …

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