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Covering the Insider Threat Program
06/25/2013 4:49 PM
06/25/2013 4:50 PM
I’ve spoken to a number of readers who want The Star to continue to follow the program, as they see it as a larger danger for the public in general.
“This will chill almost all whistleblowing/leaking at all levels of government and will filter down to workplaces also,” emailed one reader. “I hope the Star will watch and report on this often.”
One caller had a different opinion, though, calling the story “overblown and reactionary anti-Obama hyperventilating.” She says there’s nothing illegal about the program, which is in place only to keep classified infomation classified.
As with many topics dealing with how government works, I think many readers let their personal opinions of the leaders implementing the programs color their perception of how they’re executed. But I see both sides of the coin, and have conveyed all these opinions to the newsroom.
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