The media is ablaze over President Trump sharing classified information with Russian foreign officials—but what is classified information exactly? And what happens if you disclose it? Good news: You’ve been granted clearance to acquire this not-quite-top-secret knowledge.
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) quietly released a list this week with the names of its recently classified reports. But some in Congress aren’t too happy about it. The publication of the list took about a year of negotiations between the GAO and Congress.
Hillary Clinton’s email scandal isn’t going away any time soon. The Associated Press is now reporting that the intelligence community found classified information in two of the 40 randomly selected emails from the 30,000 that Clinton handed over to investigators. Think about those numbers.
Defense technology blog Ares reports on a mysterious flying object—most certainly a military classified aircraft—flying over the skies of Amarillo, Texas, on March 10. Aviation Week's defense expert Bill Sweetman says this is unprecedented but he's convinced it's real.
Despite the fact that the government seems more enthusiastic than ever about gathering data, its taste for making it classified seems to be waning. This year’s Information Security Oversight Office report reveals that, in 2012, the total number of "original classification" decisions fell over 40 percent.
That's the Air Force's super-secret unmanned X-37B space plane hitching a ride on an Atlas V rocket yesterday. No one knows what its mission is. Or even when it's coming back.