Homeland Security Demands Employees Sign Secrecy Pledge

The Department of Homeland security is requiring that its 180,000 or so employees amd contractors sign a three page secrecy pledge. The pledge covers sensitive but unclassified information.

Congressional critics and government watchdog organizations such as the Federation of American Scientists call the policy a potentially precedent-setting expansion of official secrecy whose provisions are overly broad and unworkable, if not unconstitutional.

This, just after the 9/11 commission report criticized the government for over-classifying information? [hat tip Crooks and Liars.}

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