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

John R Sundman postmaster at wetmachine.com
Wed Dec 15 18:18:50 PST 2010


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On Dec 15, 2010, at 5:52 PM, David Hakken wrote:

> 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:
>> http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/09/ 
>> AR2010120901124.html
>>
>> CNN Article:
>> http://articles.cnn.com/2010-12-08/justice/ 
>> wikileaks.students_1_wikileaks-security-clearance-students? 
>> _s=PM:CRIME
>>
>
> David Hakken
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> Professor of Social Informatics
> School of Informatics and Computing
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