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Secrecy and Security News
Newer News: June 2002
- CIA bureaucracy 'Machiavellian'? by Jon Dougherty, WorldNetDaily, May 30. "CIA and other agencies 'extend legitimate secrecy into a wide range of areas where it is unnecessary and counterproductive'."
- House, Senate Bills Omit Proposed Changes To Readiness Reporting, by Elaine Grossman, Inside the Pentagon, May 30. Members of Congress "depend on somebody else to flag [issues] for them, and that won't happen if there's no outsiders authorized to look at the documents," said Aftergood.
- Attacks hurt ability to get information, by Sabrina Eaton, Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 28. "The clampdown is particularly jarring to watchdog groups because it abruptly ended a nearly 30-year trend toward more openness in government."
- Defense Department Releases Fact Sheets on Project SHAD, press release, May 23. "The Department of Defense today released detailed fact sheets on six Cold War-era chemical and biological warfare tests... A DoD investigative team found that... a number did involve the use of actual chemical and biological warfare agents."
- Remarks by President Bush: Excerpts on Investigating September 11, press availability, May 23. "Well, one of the things that is very important, Ron, is that the information given to the President be protected, because we don't want to give away sources and uses and methodology of intelligence-gathering."
- Justice Department Statement on GAO Lawsuit Against the White House, DoJ press release, May 22. "In order to protect the President's exercise of his exclusive Executive
powers, the Justice Department filed a motion to dismiss the unprecedented lawsuit brought by the General Accounting Office."
- Anthrax Probe Turns to Polygraph, by Megan Garvey and Marcus Lichtblau, Los Angeles Times, May 22. "It does have the signs of a kind of brute-force, try-anything approach, but sometimes that's what you have to do."
- White House Briefing: Excerpts on the President's Daily Brief, press briefing, May 21. "The administration has strong thoughts about the presidential daily brief which have been conveyed..."
- Groups push for online access to details of federal contracts, by Maureen Sirhal, National Journal's Technology Daily, May 17. "Consumer advocates and policy organizations are tossing their support behind an initiative that would require certain government contracts to be made publicly available online."
- Post-9/11, government stingy with information, by Laura Parker, Kevin Johnson and Toni Locy, USA Today, May 16. "The Bush administration has moved more quickly than any administration since World War II to make government activities, documents and other information secret, liberals and conservatives say."
- Congress Moves to Lift Intelligence Spending, by Walter Pincus and Dana Priest, Washington Post, May 15. "CIA watchdogs say that without a thorough outside review, more money will not fix the shortcomings of the system."
- J. William Leonard Appointed Director of Information Security Oversight Office, NARA press release, May 13. "With almost 30 years of federal service in the Defense Department, Mr. Leonard is a recognized authority on information, intelligence and industrial security policies and issues."
- President Grants Original Classification Authority to Administrator of EPA, Federal Register, May 9.
- More CIA Records Opened Under Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act, NARA press release, May 8. "The Nazi War Crimes Interagency Working Group (IWG) announces the opening and public availability of CIA files on 381 individuals and subjects associated with Nazi war crimes or war criminals."
- Lawrence Livermore Director Nominee Withdraws Citing Wen Ho Lee Affair, University of California press release, May 1. "Dr. Juzaitis indicated that his
effectiveness as Livermore director would have been undermined by the controversy raised last week and its aftermath."
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