Monthly Archives: August 2010

Military Personnel Ordered to Stay Off Wikileaks

This is next to impossible to enforce but it should make it easier to monitor the few who are clueless enough to conduct transactions with Wikileaks from a military network:

The U.S. armed services are issuing internal messages to all personnel barring them from visiting the WikiLeaks website, which recently posted 77,000 classified diplomatic and military messages on the long war in Afghanistan.

Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman confirmed Thursday for The Washington Times that all four services “have put out such messages” after The Times had obtained copies of Navy and Marine Corps messages banning troops from accessing WikiLeaks.

Mr. Whitman later told The Times that the Army and Air Force had not yet issued such statements.

I certainly wouldn’t want my IP address showing up in their logs if I had a security clearance.

Video: Cyberspace–Shaping the New Frontier

Lieutenant General William Lord, the United States Air Force’s Chief Information Officer, provides insight on the significant changes occurring in Air Force Cyberspace career fields. The video also summarizes the Air Force’s proud heritage of adapting to new missions brought on by technological change and its readiness to tackle future challenges. Learn more about SAF/CIO A6 at http://www.safxc.af.mil/