Retraction: White House Strategy to Prevent Leaks is Leaked
The document cited in this article, "M-11-08, Initial Assessments of Safeguarding and Counterintelligence Postures for Classified National Security Information in Automated Systems", was in fact not "leaked", as the article states.
Credit for bringing the error to my attention goes to member Daniel Philpott, who noted the document was posted at the Office of Management and Budget site. I would like to personally extend my thanks and appreciation for his efforts to help get the facts straight.
I was completely erroneous in stating that the document had been leaked, and regret not confirming via other sources the assertions made in the article that was my original source for the assumption, "US Gov't Strategy To Prevent Leaks Is Leaked".
The main point of my article, that the government utilizes leaks to disperse information informally, is nonetheless valid. I did, though, choose the wrong document to build my argument around, and for this I error I am deeply regretful.
This was grave mistake on my part, and I wish to offer my sincerest apologies to the community, my colleagues, and the general public for the misinformation.