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CIA Announces WikiLeaks Task Force Called “W.T.F.”; Internet Giggles

Well its nice to know that U.S. intelligence leaders appear to have a sense of humor (or are at least familiar with Internet culture.) The Washington Post is reporting today that the Central Intelligence Agency has launched a special task force designed to assess the impact of WikiLeaks . The task force is reportedly referred to as W.T.F. Ha!

Writing for the Washington Post, Greg Miller reports:

The CIA has launched a task force to assess the impact of the exposure of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables and military files by WikiLeaks.

Officially, the panel is called the WikiLeaks Task Force. But at CIA headquarters, it’s mainly known by its all-too-apt acronym: W.T.F.

The irreverence is perhaps understandable for an agency that has been relatively unscathed by WikiLeaks. Only a handful of CIA files have surfaced on the WikiLeaks Web site, and records from other agencies posted online reveal remarkably little about CIA employees or operations.

Hopefully this spells a new trend in appropriate acronyms for government agencies. For example, a task force assigned to look at the recent debate over the rampant growth of the omnibus spending bill could be called the Omnibus Management Group, or OMG.

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