GOVERNMENTS AND SECRECY

CHAPTER        17

ABOUT THIS CHAPTER

This chapter surveys government information security with a special focus on military-grade secrecy requirements. Although parts of this may apply to other national governments, this chapter focuses on policies and concepts specific to the U.S. government and often to the U.S. defense and intelligence communities. This chapter examines the following aspects of governments and secrecy:

•  The secrecy problem as seen by governments and by the defense and intelligence communities

•  Security classifications and clearances

•  National information security policy issues and typical policy elements

•  Communications security in the U.S. defense and intelligence communities

•  Special ...

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