Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cost to Protect U.S. Secrets Doubles to Over $11 Billion

Shane,Scott. "Cost to Protect U.S. Secrets Doubles to Over $11 Billion." The New York Times, July 2, 2012.

From the article: "The federal government spent more than $11 billion to protect its secrets last year, double the cost of classification a decade ago — and that is only the part it will reveal. The total does not include the costs incurred by the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency and other spy agencies, whose spending is — you guessed it — classified…. The costs include investigations of people applying for security clearances, equipment like safes and special computer gear, training for government personnel, and salaries for officials who review documents for classification and declassification." Read more