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Dispute over report about secret NSA budget
SFGate/AP ^ | 08/29/13 | STEPHEN BRAUN

Posted on 08/29/2013 9:13:01 PM PDT by oxcart

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency on Thursday disputed a published report that secret intelligence budget files provided by agency leaker Edward Snowden show that the surveillance agency warned in 2012 that it planned to investigate up to 4,000 cases of possible internal security breaches.

The Washington Post, citing documents it said were provided by Snowden, said the NSA's concerns about insider threats were aimed at "anomalous behavior" of agency employees with access to top secret data. The account cited NSA concerns about "trusted insiders who seek to exploit their authorized access to sensitive information to harm U.S. interests."

The NSA concerns were outlined in top-secret documents provided to the Senate and House intelligence committees in February 2012, well before Snowden emerged this summer as the sole source of massive new disclosures about the agency's surveillance operations. The Post released only 17 pages of the entire 178-page budget document, along with additional charts and graphs, citing conversations with Obama administration officials who voiced alarms about disclosures that could compromise intelligence sources and methods.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: nsa; nsabudget; nsascandals
The Post released only 17 pages of the entire 178-page budget document, along with additional charts and graphs, citing conversations with Obama administration officials who voiced alarms about disclosures that could compromise intelligence sources and methods.
1 posted on 08/29/2013 9:13:01 PM PDT by oxcart
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To: oxcart

Bump


2 posted on 08/29/2013 9:16:03 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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NSA is funded by tax dollars. Congress controls tax dollars.

Just another red-herring.


3 posted on 08/29/2013 11:15:36 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: oxcart

If Nixon was president, they’d have published every page.


4 posted on 08/29/2013 11:33:44 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Luke21

A few additions to your comment: “If Nixon was president, they’d have published every page.”

If Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush I and Bush II were president, they’d have published every page.

Then they would have added pages not in the report.


5 posted on 08/30/2013 8:58:13 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozoliar and his thugs in his outhouse lie 24/7/365. They are unable to tell the truth.)
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Only Two Days Until
September.

Less than $3k to go!!
We can do this!!

6 posted on 08/30/2013 11:53:39 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Grampa Dave

Well said Dave.


7 posted on 08/31/2013 1:35:42 AM PDT by Luke21
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