Groups Urge Focus on Problem at Hand in Post-WikiLeaks Information Security Assessments

[1.28.11]A broad range of openness, national security, and civil rights organizations sent a letter urging OMB Director Jacob Lew to to conduct the President’s called-for review of the implementation of safeguarding procedures for classified information in the wake of the WikiLeaks disclosures in a manner that is targeted to the problem at hand and does not sweep so broadly as to infringe on protected constitutional rights and privacy interests of employees. The letter was prompted by concerns raised by a January 3 OMB Memo giving agencies guidance on initial assessments.