compartmentalization compartmentalization

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a mild state of dissociation
  2. (n) the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type

News

  • NSA Doesn't Know What Edward Snowden Took: Report

    The sources attributed the NSA's uncertainty to poor organization of data; weak compartmentalization and auditing allowed Snowden to browse wide areas of documents with ease.
    on August 21, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

Quotes

  1. Mueller noted that Ashcroft had told the White House officials "that he was barred from obtaining the advice he needed on the program by the strict compartmentalization rules of the WH."
    on Aug 16, 2007 By: Robert Mueller Source: The Hill

  2. In his notes, Mueller recounts Comey's statement that Ashcroft complained to Gonzales and Card at the hospital about being "barred" from obtaining "the advice he needed" about the NSA program because of "strict compartmentalization rules"...
    on Aug 17, 2007 By: John Ashcroft Source: Seattle Times

  3. An instructive example: "In the past," Mr. Arad says, "secrecy and compartmentalization were considered to be virtues in the intelligence community, often at the expense of synergy. That made sense during the Cold War, when the US was...
    on May 8, 2006 By: Uzi Arad Source: Wall Street Journal

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