Obama issued Executive Order 13587 (“Structural Reforms to Improve the Security of Classified Networks and the Responsible Sharing and Safeguarding of Classified Information”) on Oct. 7, 2011. Under “Sec. 6. Insider Threat Task Force,” the EO states that:
There is established an interagency Insider Threat Task Force that shall develop a Government-wide program (insider threat program) for deterring, detecting, and mitigating insider threats, including the safeguarding of classified information from exploitation, compromise, or other unauthorized disclosure, taking into account risk levels, as well as the distinct needs, missions, and systems of individual agencies.
Notice that the EO lists government employees who engage in the “unauthorized disclosure” of classified information as insider threats.
Obama made this definition even clearer in the “Presidential Memorandum – National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs” that he issued on Nov. 21, 2012. . . .
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