Pentagon Tightens Intel Access After Leak Scandal

The Hill reports:

Defense officials on Wednesday announced that, in the wake of junior Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira‘s alleged leaking of classified documents online, the Pentagon is changing how military personnel access classified information and implementing measures aimed at better identifying “insider threats.”

A review of Pentagon policies and procedures concluded that the Defense Department “should improve its security posture and accountability measures,” while saying there’s no widespread issue of security policy noncompliance.

The review led to a recommendation to update the Pentagon’s “need to know” procedures. “That means the DOD will better monitor who has access to and views classified documents and whether those individuals have a valid reason for it.”

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