Skip to comments.“Insider Threat Program”: How the White House is keeping federal workers quiet (YIKES!)
Posted on 06/21/2013 6:41:30 AM PDT by SE Mom
President Barack Obamas unprecedented initiative, known as the Insider Threat Program, 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 agencies nationwide, including the Peace Corps, the Social Security Administration and the Education and Agriculture departments. It emphasizes leaks of classified material, but catchall definitions of insider threat give agencies latitude to pursue and penalize a range of other conduct.
Government documents reviewed by McClatchy illustrate how some agencies are using that latitude to pursue unauthorized disclosures of any information, not just classified 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, including criminal charges, for failing to report them. Leaks to the media are equated with espionage.
Hammer this fact home . . . leaking is tantamount to aiding the enemies of the United States, says a June 1, 2012, Defense Department strategy for the program that was obtained by McClatchy.
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...
June 21, 2013
Obama to talk to sham privacy board about NSA snooping
The Hill has the background on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), a group that was created 8 years ago and just last month sawit’s 5th and final member confirmed.
Does this sound like a sham to you?
The panel was first suggested in the 2004 report by the 9/11 Commission, and was first launched that year. In 2007, the group was granted independent powers, but both Presidents George W. Bush and Obama resisted nominating members for years.
The panel operated without offices or staff for years, and the fifth and final member — Chairman David Medine — was only confirmed last month, by a narrow 53-45 party line vote.
The board still lacks a website, and until Medine’s appointment, had only two federal staffers pulled from other government agencies. It had held only two meetings before a briefing earlier this week, the first since the top-secret NSA programs were revealed by 29-year old defense contractor Edward Snowden.
Still, the White House believes that meeting with the panel can help assuage privacy concerns voiced since the revelation of the NSA programs. The senior administration official said the board’s functions included “ensuring that the need for such actions is balanced with the need to protect privacy and civil liberties.”
In an interview with the Associated Press, Medine said senior officials at the NSA, FBI, and Justice Department explained how some of the NSA programs functioned in a meeting with the five panelists Wednesday.
“Based on what we’ve learned so far, further questions are warranted,” he told the wire service.
Medine also said the group plans a public meeting on July 9, and will publish a report that includes analysis of and recommendations for the NSA programs. By law, the board is required to report to Congress not less than semiannually.
This is a crock. ...
Obama administration has already said so, referring to conservatives as their "enemies," and branding Bible-believers, pro-lifers, veterans, and small-government advocates as domestic terrorists.
I will not be going to any camp. I have read enough about Soviet gulags and German concentration camps to know that death is preferably.
I can’t speak for anyone else but I don’t doubt this kind of thing has always gone on. What’s changed is that we are learning about it all at once and getting a clearer picture of the damage and ugliness.
For a long time I was fixated on terrorism - 9/11 changed me utterly. But the more I’ve discovered since then the less trust I’ve had in the ability of my government to protect me from “enemies, both foreign and domestic”.
I don’t care so much which party is responsible- I care that NO ONE IS DOING ANYTHING TO STOP IT.
The beltway GOP is just as vested in big, authoritarian government as the leftists are
1984 could hardly considered fiction nowadays.
1984 was never fiction. It was a depiction of totalitarian life that was at that time experienced in a number of fascist countries.
Good find! Soooop it is out there. People being cautious?
This is something that a liberal outfit like McClatchy is printing this.
Then Obama aided the enemies of the US when he told the world of the Bin Laden raid before the intel could be exploited.
And Biden aided the enemies of the US when he told the world that SEAL Team 6 had conducted the raid.
Prosecute them NOW.
Agreed. It’s hard to know what to make of it. .UNLESS some journalists are so po’d at O for AP/Rosen they’re going to do some actual reporting now and then.
So I can be clear maggief. I have NO problem with people illegally in this nation being profiled. I have NO problem with moslems being profiled. I DO have a problem when legal born citizens not illegally born here and who are not moslems are being profiled. Since my government profiles little old ladies, Veterans, our Military but will give moslems and illegals a pass, there is a problem of enormous proportions. DOES my government belong to a foreign group or foreign groups of people that are not professing nor want to be Americans instead those people want to kill Americans, I Still Have The Right To Call and to Protest the Actions of these people claiming to represent me when representing me is the farthermost thing from their hearts and minds. These people hate me and you because we are legally right in our disdain of the course being taken. Guess this is why these who represent us consider us the enemy. Well Sorry Elected and Your ILK ... You may go to HADES!
Interesting, though, that this particular memo was written on June 1, 2012. That was when some of us were realizing that the HI state registrar had just confirmed to AZ SOS Ken Bennett that Obama’s HI BC is non-valid. And particularly interesting because it appears that the HDOH created a new BC for Obama so he could have the BC# that was on the forged COLB that he had put online - using as a legal basis a request by law enforcement (Janet Napolitano or Eric HOlder?) who said it was necessary in order to protect Obama’s life. Which makes it a “national security” secret.
This applies to federal agencies, but if there is a Certificate of Naturalization for Obama, for instance, that would further corroborate what the HI registrar disclosed, that could be known by workers within a federal agency.
Thank you so much!
“For the therapist, she felt obligated to report Lovis feelings about that first doctor. When the therapist spoke to the police she told them she didnt believe Lovi was a threat to himself or others, but just wanted to go on the record and report the alleged threat.
Well, soon after the conversation with the therapist, police called Lovi and asked him if he had weapons in the home. Lovi admitted to having three antique firearms and no ammunition. He also told police he was a law-abiding citizen with a valid FOID card.”
Doctors and social workers are feeling obligated to report to “the authorities” anyone that has any negative feelings about anything, I suppose out of fear of being held responsible for not saying anythng.
If you read/listen to the ubiquitous news reports in “1984” (including the movie), the *proles* are constantly cited as the reason for many edicts. Triumphant proclamations of their increasingly improved status and conditions abound.
Just like today with *the children*, *single mothers*, *minorities*, *illegals* et al being used to justify everything being done to the rest of us.
The real story of “1984” is the story of the Inner and Outer Party. Inner Party members have the privilege of turning off the constant barrage of propaganda and the attendant spy cameras, for example, besides having access to some *luxuries*.
All Party members were constantly snooping & reporting on each other and no one could trust anyone, even their lover. The proles are useful, so they are allowed every vice. The more proles, the more justification for hardship. The more hardship, the more people will do anything for a crumb of favor.
Basically, everyone not in the Inner Party or a prole was a member of the Outer Party or an outlaw/enemy.
Just like today.
WHY isnt this all OVER the news??
Journalists saw what happened to that Rolling Stone reporter.
There is small circle of vetted journalists who are completely loyal to Obama and his agenda. If you are NOT part of that inner circle, you are a target.
Recall the article about whether bloggers should be allowed the first amendment?
Consider violations of terms of service and website attacks.
Some have been prosecuted.
Thanks for the link, (I think) infuriating stuff. What I’m reading is if anyone is going through any life experience they need “social help”. Then of course the social workers will feel they need to report them to the authorities.
“The Department of Education, meanwhile, informs employees that co-workers going through certain life experiences . . . might turn a trusted user into an insider threat. Those experiences, the department says in a computer training manual, include stress, divorce, financial problems or frustrations with co-workers or the organization.
If this is done correctly, an organization can get to a person who is having personal issues or problems that if not addressed by a variety of social means may lead that individual to violence, theft or espionage before it even gets to that point, said a senior Pentagon official, who requested anonymity because he wasnt authorized to discuss the issue publicly.”