Steven Aftergood: The Aging Secrecy System is Unsustainable — Hamstrung by Old Pratices and Outdated Technology (To Which We Would Add Corruption and Greed Favoring Secret Waste Over Open Source Value)

Corruption, Government, Idiocy, Ineptitude, IO Secrets
Steven Aftergood

THE AGING SECRECY SYSTEM IS “AT A CROSSROADS”

Today’s national security classification system is unsustainable, says a new annual report to the President from the government’s Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO). It is “hamstrung by old practices and outdated technology” and a new, government-wide technology strategy will be required “to combat inaccurate classification and promote more timely declassification.”

The secrecy system has expanded to the point that it is effectively unmanageable and often counterproductive, ISOO indicated.

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