CIA Memo On Stopping Leaks To Reporters Is Promptly Leaked To Reporters

from the let's-go-back-to-step-one dept

Sometimes these kinds of stories write themselves. With all of the leaks coming out of the NSA lately, the CIA, complete with new director John Brennan, has announced a program to stop leaks to reporters from within the CIA. And, wouldn’t you know it, the program was almost immediately leaked to the Associated Press:

In a memo to the CIA workforce this week, Brennan says the “Honor the Oath,” campaign is intended to “reinforce our corporate culture of secrecy” through education and training. The Associated Press obtained the memo Wednesday, marked unclassified and for official use only.

Brennan writes that the campaign stems from a review of CIA security launched last summer by former director David Petraeus, following what Brennan calls “several high-profile anonymous leaks and publications by former senior officers.”

I have this picture of John Brennan doing a facepalm upon seeing this, and starting his next memo: “Let’s return to step one…”

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Anonymous Coward says:

I cannot believe this “reinforce our corporate culture of secrecy” You set up something that at its philosophical core “corporate culture” is solely about the individual motivated to their own ends.

To all of us it is evident that the “culture” needs to change and the corporation in government needs to be thrown out.

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