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Military Resistance 11F13 Obama's Malleus Maleficarum

Military Resistance 11F13 Obama's Malleus Maleficarum

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Even before a former U.S. intelligence contractor exposed the
secret collection of Americans’ phone records, the Obama administration was
pressing a government-wide crackdown on security threats that requires federal
employees to keep closer tabs on their co-workers and exhorts managers to
punish those who fail to report their suspicions. President Barack Obama’s unprecedented initiative, known as the Insider Threat Program, is sweeping in its reach....
Even before a former U.S. intelligence contractor exposed the
secret collection of Americans’ phone records, the Obama administration was
pressing a government-wide crackdown on security threats that requires federal
employees to keep closer tabs on their co-workers and exhorts managers to
punish those who fail to report their suspicions. President Barack Obama’s unprecedented initiative, known as the Insider Threat Program, is sweeping in its reach....

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Military Resistance 11F13
 
Obama Regime “Pressing AGovernment-Wide CrackdownOn Security ThreatsLeaks To The Media AreEquated With Espionage
Millions Of Federal Employees “MustWatch For ‘High-Risk Persons Or Behaviors’ Among Co-Workers And
 
Could Face Penalties, IncludingCriminal Charges, For Failing ToReport Them”
‘Those Experiences, The DepartmentSays In A Computer Training Manual,Include ‘Stress, Divorce, FinancialProblems’ Or ‘Frustrations With Co-Workers Or The Organization’”
 June 20, 2013 By Marisa Taylor and Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy WashingtonBureau [Excerpts]
WASHINGTON — Even before a former U.S. intelligence contractor exposed thesecret collection of Americans’ phone records, the Obama administration waspressing a government-wide crackdown on security threats that requires federalemployees to keep closer tabs on their co-workers and exhorts managers topunish those who fail to report their suspicions.
President Barack Obama’s unprecedented initiative, known as the Insider ThreatProgram, is sweeping in its reach.
 
It has received scant public attention even though it extends beyond the U.S.national security bureaucracies to most federal departments and agenciesnationwide, including the Peace Corps, the Social Security Administration and theEducation and Agriculture departments.
It emphasizes leaks of classified material, but catchall definitions of “insider threat” giveagencies latitude to pursue and penalize a range of other conduct.
Government documents reviewed by McClatchy illustrate how some agencies areusing that latitude to pursue unauthorized disclosures of any information, not justclassified material.
 They also show how millions of federal employees and contractors must watch for high-risk persons or behaviors” among co-workers and could face penalties, includingcriminal charges, for failing to report them. Leaks to the media are equated withespionage.
 As part of the initiative, Obama ordered greater protection for whistleblowers whouse the proper internal channels to report official waste, fraud and abuse, butthat’s hardly comforting to some national security experts and current and former U.S. officials.They worry that the Insider Threat Program won’t just discourage whistleblowingbut will have other grave consequences for the public’s right to know and nationalsecurity.
 The program could make it easier for the government to stifle the flow of unclassifiedand potentially vital information to the public, while creating toxic work environmentspoisoned by unfounded suspicions and spurious investigations of loyal Americans,according to these current and former officials and experts.
Some non-intelligence agencies already are urging employees to watch their co-workers for “indicators” that include stress, divorce and financial problems.
“It was just a matter of time before the Department of Agriculture or the FDA (Food andDrug Administration) started implementing, ‘Hey, let’s get people to snitch on theirfriends.The only thing they haven’t done here is reward it,” said Kel McClanahan, aWashington lawyer who specializes in national security law.
I’m waiting for the time when you turn in a friend and you get a $50 reward.”
Employees must turn themselves and others in for failing to report breaches.
Penalize clearly identifiable failures to report security infractions and violations,including any lack of self-reporting,” the strategic plan says.
 The Obama administration already was pursuing an unprecedented number of leakprosecutions, and some in Congress – long one of the most prolific spillers of secrets –favor tightening restrictions on reporters’ access to federal agencies, making many U.S.officials reluctant to even disclose unclassified matters to the public.

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