Secrecy and Security News
Newer News: March 2001
- Wolfowitz Questioned on Pentagon Classification Policy, Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing, February 27. "My question to you is how do you view the importance of classification? How do you intend to deal with that issue and what are your views with regard to classified material?"
- Why They Spy: A Thread Connects Motive and Money by Adam Pertman, Boston Globe, February 25. "Money is the common denominator; it works in tandem with other forces to lure someone to the other side."
- Still Spy Vs. Spy for Russia, U.S. by Nancy Menac, Associated Press, February 21. "FBI agent Robert Hanssen's alleged espionage for Russia provides fresh evidence that the United States and Moscow are still very much engaged in spy-vs.-spy intrigue."
- Release of Foreign Relations Volume on the Soviet Union, 1964-1968, State Department press release, February 21.
- FBI Affidavit in Support of Arrest of Robert Philip Hanssen on Espionage Charges, February 20.
- Clinton Ignored CIA in Pardoning Intelligence Analyst by Vernon Loeb, The Washington Post, February 17. "President Clinton ignored a recommendation from the CIA last month when he pardoned former Navy intelligence analyst Samuel L. Morison, the only government official ever convicted of leaking classified information to the media."
- Auditor Knocks Nuke Security by Jennifer McKee, Albuquerque Journal, February 17. "The nation's plutonium is far from secure, according to a fiery letter sent to the U.S. Department of Energy and many in Congress this week."
- Steven Garfinkel Named Chair of War Crimes Records Group, NARA press release, February 15. "Archivist John Carlin named Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) Director Steven Garfinkel chair of the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group."
- Senate Sunshine Law Introduced; Will Make Government Info Available on the Internet, Project on Government Oversight press release, February 15. "New legislation seeks to make Congressional Research Service reports, Senate gifts disclosure reports, as well as lobbying reports publicly available on the Internet."
- El secreto militar es una ficción, por Adela Leal, El Nacional (Venezuela), February 13. "La desclasificación de documentos es un asunto resuelto, pues hay una política en la que prácticamente ha desaparecido el secreto militar."
- National Archives Opening of Nixon Presidential Historical Materials, Federal Register, February 12. "Several series within the National Security Council files have been systematically reviewed for declassification and will be made available."
- Russian researchers to declassify thermonuclear technology, Interfax News Agency, February 11. "Russian researchers have made the decision to declassify the principle of operation of the so-called explosive ignition thermonuclear facility."
- Vulnerability of nuclear materials alleged, letter to DOE Secretary Abraham from Ronald Timm, February 9. "Special Nuclear Materials are at risk today, and, without significant changes, Special Nuclear Materials will be at risk in the future."
- Secrecy Logjam: Defense Department Has Huge Backlog for Getting Clearances by David Wood, Newhouse News, February 6. "With an estimated 717,000 people waiting for security clearances from the Pentagon alone, Washington is a city choking on secrecy."
- DOE Office of Nuclear and National Security Information Weekly Report, February 6. Options for release of the long-awaited report "Highly Enriched Uranium -- The First 50 Years" are being developed.
- Researcher Sues DOE for Historical Documents on Los Alamos Environmental Releases, press release, February 5. "A doctoral candidate in environmental health today filed a lawsuit demanding that the Department of Energy provide him with specific historical documents pertaining to releases of radioactive materials from Los Alamos National Laboratory."
- DoD's Deutch Review Finds No Security Compromise by Linda D. Kozaryn, American Forces Press Service, February 2. "DoD officials have found no evidence John Deutch, former deputy defense secretary, compromised classified information, but they cannot rule out the possibility."
- Implementation of DOE Protected Disclosure Rule Delayed, Federal Register, February 2. "The temporary delay in effective date is necessary to give DOE officials the opportunity for further review and consideration of new regulations."
- Presidential Notice Regarding Groom Lake Facility, letter to Congress from President Bush, February 1. "Information concerning activities at the operating location near Groom Lake has been properly determined to be classified and its disclosure would be harmful to national security."
- Pentagon Press Briefing on the John Deutch Damage Assessment, excerpts from the daily press briefing, February 1. "From our technical inspection of the materials that we had access to, that he used, we can find no evidence of compromise."
Older News: January 2001
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