As reported by my Post colleague Erik Wempel, the Central Intelligence Agency just joined Twitter. And here's its first Tweet:
We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.
— CIA (@CIA) June 6, 2014
Get the joke? The "neither confirm nor deny" language is a play on "Glomar' response -- a deflection journalists are used to receiving when they inquire about potentially classified information. The phrase has its roots in an CIA effort to salvage a sunken Soviet submarine, as recounted in this excellent episode of Radiolab.