Obama’s ‘Insider Threat Program’ views whistleblowers as enemies of U.S.
The ‘Insider Threat Program’, is an anti-whistleblower protocol created by the Obama administration, a program that seeks to crackdown on those looking to expose unjust practices by government agencies. The program mandates that employee’s spy on each other or risk being charged for not detecting a leaker…
The Insider Threat Program was created in 2011, shortly after Army Pfc. Bradley Manning shared sensitive information to WikiLeaks, information that asserted the U.S. committed crimes while at war. The program as it is stated, can charge anyone with “espionage” that leaks to media operations. This will no doubt produce a chilling effect on whistleblowers everywhere.
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By Marisa Taylor and Jonathan S. Landay
McClatchy Washington Bureau
Even before a former U.S. intelligence contractor exposed the secret collection of Americans’ phone records, the Obama administration was pressing a government-wide crackdown on security threats that requires federal employees to keep closer tabs on their co-workers and exhorts managers to punish those who fail to report their suspicions.