Protecting Classified Information and the Integrity of Unclassified Government Information Technolog
February 9, 2011
The Under Secretary of Defense has released a notice to DoD Employees and Contractors on Protecting Classified Information and the Integrity of Unclassified Government Information Technology.
The recent disclosure of U.S. Government documents by WikiLeaks has caused damage to national security. Classified information, whether or not already posted on public websites or disclosed to the media, remains classified and must be treated as such until it is declassified by an appropriate U.S. Government authority. It is the responsibility of every DoD employee and contractor to protect classified information and to follow established procedures for accessing classified information only through authorized means. Leadership must establish a vigilant command climate that underscores the critical importance of safeguarding classified material against compromise.
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