WASHINGTON, D.C., February 17, 2011—The unprecedented nature of Wikileaks’ publication of classified US intelligence and diplomatic materials escalated longtime federal desires to clamp down on both leakers and leakees.
In the February issue of Homeland Security Today, Senior Reporter/Online Editor Anthony Kimery provides an in-depth look at the impact of the Wikileaks affair on homeland security.
According to Kimery, “It’s the lesser-seen, post-Wikileaks restrictions on the flow of intelligence from the point of collection to the analysts who need it that has intelligence authorities worried. There’s a growing widespread fear in the Intelligence Community that its disparate components will revert back to pre-9/11 practices, when ‘need to know’ and other ‘stovepiped’ data security firewalls prevented crucial intelligence from being shared—and thus dots not being connected.”
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