Obama’s plan for government employees: spy on each other.
From Fox News.
Amid the furor in Washington over government leaks and media exposés, a little-known executive order signed by Obama in October of 2011 could fuel the paranoia.
It requires government agencies to “implement an insider threat detection and prevention program” — in effect, ordering all government employees, regardless of security clearances or the sensitivity of their work, to police fellow workers as potential security threats, and report the suspicious behavior to superiors.
Asked Monday about the executive order, as first reported by McClatchy Newspapers, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said: “I confess I didn’t see the story. I’ll have to take the question.”
The edict applies to all government agencies, even those with no involvement in national security matters such as the Peace Corps and the Department of Education.
As an example of the order’s broad sweep, a Department of Education security systems webinar describes how, “certain life experiences can alter a person’s normal behavior and cause them to act illegally or irresponsibly.”
It points to “stress, divorce, untreated mental illness, financial problems, frustrations with co-workers or the organization” as warning signs that must be reported.
When I was an Intelligence NCO in the Army, I was taught to recognize warning signs of behavior that may result in security breaches and espionage, but under the Obama regime, the simple act of alert observation has taken on an ominous and threatening level all its own.
Here’s Dear Leader’s memo that accompanies the Executive Order:
MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
SUBJECT: National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs
This Presidential Memorandum transmits the National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs (Minimum Standards) to provide direction and guidance to promote the development of effective insider threat programs within departments and agencies to deter, detect, and mitigate actions by employees who may represent a threat to national security. These threats encompass potential espionage, violent acts against the Government or the Nation, and unauthorized disclosure of classified information, including the vast amounts of classified data available on interconnected United States Government computer networks and systems.
The Minimum Standards provide departments and agencies with the minimum elements necessary to establish effective insider threat programs. These elements include the capability to gather, integrate, and centrally analyze and respond to key threat-related information; monitor employee use of classified networks; provide the workforce with insider threat awareness training; and protect the civil liberties and privacy of all personnel.
The resulting insider threat capabilities will strengthen the protection of classified information across the executive branch and reinforce our defenses against both adversaries and insiders who misuse their access and endanger our national security.
The DOJ came up with its own version of “insider threat”; a Fox News reporter.
Obama’s abuse of Executive Power is unprecedented. One of the 23 edicts Obama imposed in the name of ‘gun control’ suggests that your ObamaCare-mandated doctor should pry into your ‘mental health’ by asking if you own any firearms. And in case you’re not aware, Obama also signed an order which grants him total control over America’s communications network in the event of a “crisis”.
That “insider threat” is probably anyone Obama deems as a threat to him.