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The Obama administration is breaking records in government secrecy and over-classification
by John Glaser, July 03, 2012
The cost to the federal government of keeping all of its secrets was more than $11 billion last year, according to publicly available records. That total does not include costs incurred by the CIA and the NSA and other spy agencies, because those figures are classified.
John P. Fitzpatrick, head of the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), which oversees the government’s classification effort, estimated that including the extra agencies would increase the spending total by “less than 20 percent,” meaning the real total may be more than $13 billion.
Document reviews conducted by ISOO in 2009 discovered violations of classification rules in 65% of the documents examined, with several agencies posting error rates of more than 90%
The worst of government secrecy has occurred under the Obama administration, which has hailed itself as the most transparent administration ever. According to the ISOO, the government made a record 76,795,945 classification decisions in 2010, an increase of more than 40% from 2009.
Originally posted by eagleeye2
Same pile of rubbish was on Dubya.
Ok, maybe a lil less but nevertheless if the next potus bust these number everyones gonna wish, beg for Obama, like he was a saint.
People can't freaking judge these days. Can't really blame since we only get corrupted officials who are everything but accountable, except 0.01% of them.
The next big thing is the next worst thing.
WASHINGTON - The price tag for safeguarding government secrets rose by 12 percent in 2011 to a record $11.4 billion.
The year-to-year estimate covers 41 executive branch agencies, but it excludes money spent by the CIA and five other intelligence agencies, where the amounts of money used to protect secrets are substantial but classified.
In a report to President Obama, the Information Security Oversight Office said the amount spent on protecting secrets has grown more than fourfold since 1995, when it stood at $2.7 billion. A decade ago, the amount spent was $5.7 billion, half of last year's figure.
The amount the U.S. government spent to keep classified information secret exceeded $11 billion in 2011—12 percent more than during the previous year.
The actual figure is probably much higher, as the estimate does not include classification costs from the CIA, NSA and four other intelligence agencies. Why? Because that information is classified
12 percent in 2011 to a record $11.4 billion.
Last year, nearly half the money the government spent to keep its secrets secret went for protecting computerized classified information systems. About $1.7 billion went for physical security at facilities holding classified information. Another $1.4 billion went for personnel security to determine whether government workers and contractors should be given access to classified information.
Defense contractors and other companies in the private sector spend a much smaller amount on protecting government secrets - $1.3 billion last year, a 1 percent increase from 2010. The oversight office says the figure has remained largely stable since 2006
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Then eventually we will have a new cost of keeping the 'cost of secrets' a secret..
Originally posted by Nspekta
Money is spent like it means nothing nowadays!!
Originally posted by Ashertron
It doesn't matter. The American people will NEVER have the balls to do anything about it anyways...
Go back to sleep.edit on 4-7-2012 by Ashertron because: (no reason given)