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Steven Aftergood

Intelligence employees, current and past, barred from citing news leaks

Order comes amid steady stream of disclosures from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden The Obama administration is barring current employees and contractors, as well as former workers at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence from addressing leaked media material. The revelation of the edict, first disclosed by Secrecy News, means that those working for the

CIA keeps a tight grip on its own secrets

 The CIA does not give up its secrets easily. Under pressure from a Senate committee to declassify parts of a congressional report on harsh interrogations of suspected terrorists, the CIA is shadowed by its reluctance to open up about its operations and its past. In recent years, CIA decision-makers have wrestled with Congress, archivists, journalists,