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[liberationtech] Fwd: WikiLeaks and federal employment eligibility - exercise caution!

David Hakken dhakken at
Wed Dec 15 14:52:35 PST 2010

People on this list may be interested in another aspect of the US  
Federal Government's response to Wikileaks:

Begin forwarded message:

> From: (School of Informatics and Computing's career services
> Date: December 15, 2010 3:48:06 PM GMT-05:00
> To: SoIC Students
> Subject: WikiLeaks and federal employment eligibility - exercise  
> caution!
> For those of you with interest in future employment in the federal  
> government, please see this notice related to Wikileaks and federal  
> employment, sent to me from my colleagues in the School of Public  
> and Environmental Administration Career Services.
> From: SPEA Office of Career Services
> Subject: WikiLeaks and federal employment eligibility - exercise  
> caution!
> Dear SPEA Students,
> SPEA has a long tradition of students pursuing careers in federal  
> service.  As such, it is important that students are made aware of  
> the potential federal employment eligibility risks associated with  
> the recently published WikiLeaks documents.
> The US State Department and other federal agencies have issued news  
> releases stating that anyone currently employed in federal service,  
> or anyone who aspires to work in federal service, should not access  
> or read WikiLeaks documents.  The federal government considers most  
> of the WikiLeaks information to be classified and individuals who  
> read these documents or provide commentary on the WikiLeaks  
> documents may be ineligible for employment in the federal  
> government.  This is especially true of students who plan to seek  
> federal jobs in fields related to national security or the  
> intelligence community.  Students are also cautioned not to post  
> links to WikiLeaks through social media sites (Facebook, Twitter,  
> LinkedIn, etc.).
> More specific information is contained in the article links listed  
> below.
> Washington Post:
> CNN Article:

David Hakken
Information Ethnographer
Professor of Social Informatics
School of Informatics and Computing
901 E. 10th Street, #318
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47406
dhakken at
812-856-1869 office; 812-391-2966 cell  812-856-1995 fax

"What Rush Limbaugh does for talk radio...that's what The Heritage  
Foundations does for public policy ideas"--Steve Forbes, HF  
fundraiser, 8/10/09

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