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President’s goal for NSA reform — no more Edward Snowdens

Posted on January 15th, 2014 at 14:57 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


The Obama administration plans to overhaul the nation’s security clearance system to prevent future intelligence leaks like the one by former defense contractor Edward Snowden.

The changes, part of a package of reforms President Obama is expected to announce Friday during a speech at the Justice Department, will include more stringent — and more frequent — vetting of security clearances, according to sources familiar with the administration’s plans.

The president is embracing some of the proposals offered by an advisory panel he appointed.

The panel recommended security clearances become more highly differentiated and that a new clearance level be created to limit the sensitive material that information technology workers can access.

Or, perhaps, you could reform the NSA and whistle-blower laws in a way that would remove the need for future Snowdens to exist in the first place?

  1. Common-sense and decency, not to mention frugality? Surely you jest, sir!

  2. “plans to” … “is expected to” …

    It’s like football pre-game “analysis”. Wake me up when there’s news rather than locker room commentary.

  3. Perhaps the NSA is being groomed as a replacement for an omniscient deity in a faithless world.

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