The US government's 11-page document on how to get various US government agencies to prevent future leaks has been leaked to MSNBC
It doesn't get any more ironic than that. After the various leaks made
by WikiLeaks, the US government understandably wants to limit the number
of potential leaks, but their strategy apparently isn't implemented
yet. Here's the crux of the memo, which was sent this week to senior
officials at all agencies that use classified material:
"Each initial assessment should be completed by January 28, 2011, and
should include the following with respect to the attached list of
1. Assess what your agency has done or plans to do to address any
perceived vulnerabilities, weaknesses, or gaps on automated systems in
the post-WikiLeaks environment.
2. Assess weakness or gaps with respect to the attached list of
questions, and formulate plans to resolve the issues or to shift or
acquire resources to address those weaknesses or gaps.
3. Assess your agency's plans for changes and upgrades to current
classified networks, systems, applications, databases, websites, and
online collaboration environments as well as for all new classified
networks, systems, applications, databases, websites or online
collaboration environments that are in the planning, implementation, or
testing phases - in terms of the completeness and projected
effectiveness of all types of security controls called for by applicable
law and guidance (including but limited to those issued by the National
Security Staff, the Committee on National Security Systems, the
National Institute for Standards and Technology).
4. Assess all security, counterintelligence, and information assurance
policy and regulatory documents that have been established by and for
your department or agency.