Notice has came down that it is illegal for any military member or civilian employee with a security clearance to access WikiLeaks via work or home computers. Accessing the information from the site could result in termination in security clearance, termination of employment, or prosecution.
I am suggesting that the COC should be modified to include a warning be included from anyone posting a link to WikiLeaks information, to protect the military members of this site (similar to the warnings for graphic photos).
A .mil induced requirement that expects active duty servicemembers using an unclassified computer over unclassified internet to avoid classified material feels more CYA than real policy.
NSF (CHMP) would be an okay tag, but it wouldn't get used.
Originally Posted By KILLERB6:
Came down in the Warrior-Citizen Leader Notes, Edition #35, 03 Dec 2010
This is a USAR message
In accordance with Executive Order 13526, classified information will not be declassified automatically as a result of any unauthorized disclosure and will remain classified until it is formally declassified by an appropriate authority.
If you have a .mill address I will forward it to you.
Here is an article that states the USMC has a similar policy: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/08/pentagon-to-troops-taliban-can-read-wikileaks-you-cant/
A quick AKO search revealed an Air Force Memo dated 9 Aug 2010 with the same policy.
A memo was sent out by Secretary Gates, but I can not find a copy.
Here is an article about the USCG: http://ryanerickson.com/2010/12/02/how-wikileaks-has-made-my-life-a-little-harder-as-a-coast-guard-member-and-blogger/
So just put a CMotD (Classified Material of the Day) warning in the title and spoiler the link.
I haven't looked them up but if the classified documents are in PDF format then the .gov/.mil person should be warned before clicking on a link that ends in .pdf.
It's not "illegal" for employees to go on wikileaks... only illegal to view classified material on an unclassified computer. This should be common sense for anyone who deals with this sort of thing. For the people that don't deal with it regularly their local security officer should be giving them a current briefing on this to avoid getting hammered for being clueless.
I am sure this article is about Air Force networks: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/12/14/air-force-blocks-access-news-sites-posted-wikileaks-documents/
Everything that is coming down the chain in the USAR is that it's off limits on Home PCs also.