Fixing Leaks

Fixing Leaks: Assessing the Department of Defense’s Approach to Preventing and Deterring Unauthorized Disclosures

Copyright Date: 2013
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 76
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    Fixing Leaks
    Book Description:

    In 2012, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence established the Unauthorized Disclosures Program Implementation Team to prevent and deter the unauthorized disclosures of classified information by all Department of Defense personnel through the implementation of the UD Strategic Plan. RAND was asked to help monitor and assess the potential for effectiveness of this new initiative.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8345-6
    Subjects: Political Science

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ii)
  2. Preface
    (pp. iii-iv)
  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  4. Figure
    (pp. vii-viii)
  5. Summary
    (pp. ix-xviii)
  6. Acknowledgments
    (pp. xix-xx)
  7. Abbreviations
    (pp. xxi-xxii)
  8. CHAPTER ONE Introduction
    (pp. 1-6)

    Recent unauthorized disclosures of classified information, particularly those to the public media that put sensitive operations and intelligence sources and methods at risk, have highlighted the inadequacy of extant law and policy to address the causes of, and remedies to, such damaging unauthorized disclosures (UDs). In response to this situation, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD(I)) initiated a new series of comprehensive measures, all of which are encapsulated within a Strategic Plan that is designed to address this heretofore intractable issue across all components of the Department of Defense (DoD). This Strategic Plan was developed...

  9. CHAPTER TWO Observations on UD PIT Effectiveness
    (pp. 7-26)

    As noted previously, the research approach entailed the authors’ participation in every weekly UD PIT meeting that took place during the four-month period of the study, separate consultations or informational conversations with a number of relevant individuals or subject-matter experts involved with UDs, and a document review and related background research about UDs. Based on these activities, the authors’ observations and impressions about the UD PIT process are offered here, with recommendations for improvement in the next chapter.

    The bottom-line findings are thatthe UD PIT has done a solid job to date implementing a well-conceived and ambitious strategic plan....

  10. CHAPTER THREE Recommendations
    (pp. 27-38)

    The recommendations offered in this report are keyed on sustaining the successes that the UD PIT has already achieved. They also seek to enhance and focus UD PIT efforts to address any uncompleted actions, shortfalls, and other areas of the DoD UD Strategic Plan that warrant priority attention. They are designed to present a holistic approach to consolidating the task-oriented focus and implementation of the Strategic Plan. Where appropriate, we selectively incorporate some of the observations from Chapter Two into the relevant recommendations for clarity and coherence. Here, we present 22 recommendations, spread across the categories of UD PIT management,...

  11. APPENDIX A Thresholds for Taking Legal Action Against Leakers
    (pp. 39-42)
  12. APPENDIX B Leaks Questions and Responses
    (pp. 43-48)
  13. Bibliography
    (pp. 49-54)