Ali calls for reforms to protect U.S. secrets

April 14, 2023 The Cipher Brief

Javed Ali, The Cipher Brief: "As information emerges as to the possible origins and extent of the leak of highly sensitive intelligence materials produced within the Pentagon, significant effort must now be directed at the national level to close technical gaps that allowed the materials to be illegally acquired and disseminated online. Efforts to implement physical security measures in SCIFs [Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities] that could deter or detect such activity should be better developed, as well as personnel evaluation that more continuously evaluates how individuals with the highest levels of security clearance and access are behaving in accordance with established intelligence-focused guidelines and protocols."