Treasury Board to end pencil-pushing with ‘secret network’ for classified information

datacentreOTTAWA — Just over two years after hackers broke into Treasury Board servers — showing how classified information wasn’t properly protected — a new “secret network” is being developed inside the department.

The secured system would eliminate much of the “time consuming, inefficient, paper-based” process department officials follow for handling classified information that the department said in a briefing note was “completely out of step with the objectives of Workplace 2.0.”

It would also reduce the use of USB keys to move around sensitive files.

A copy of the briefing note to Treasury Board President Tony Clement was released to Postmedia News under the access to information law. Parts of the memo have been redacted.

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