Administration Reviews Handling Of Gov't Secrets

The Obama administration is ordering government agencies to immediately review procedures for safeguarding classified information in the wake of the disclosure of thousands of secret State Department documents.

According to a memo obtained by The Associated Press, the Office of Management and Budget is telling agencies to establish security assessment teams to ensure that employees do not have broader access to classified information than what is needed to do their jobs.

OMB director Jacob Lew says the failure of agencies to safeguard classified information is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Lew says the State Department documents leaked by the online whistle-blower group Wikileaks has resulted in "significant damage" to U.S. national security.

This program aired on November 29, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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